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Documentation and examples:


(main | wbsetreference)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: WikibaseClient
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Creates a reference or sets the value of an existing one.


A GUID identifying the statement for which a reference is being set

This parameter is required.

The snaks to set the reference to. JSON object with property IDs pointing to arrays containing the snaks for that property

This parameter is required.

The order of the snaks. JSON array of property ID strings


A hash of the reference that should be updated. Optional. When not provided, a new reference is created


The index within the statement's list of references where to move the reference to. Optional. When not provided, an existing reference will stay in place while a new reference will be appended.

Type: integer

Summary for the edit. Will be prepended by an automatically generated comment. The length limit of the autocomment together with the summary is 260 characters. Be aware that everything above that limit will be cut off.


Change tags to apply to the revision.

Values (separate with | or alternative):

A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.

The numeric identifier for the revision to base the modification on. This is used for detecting conflicts during save.

Type: integer

Mark this edit as bot. This URL flag will only be respected if the user belongs to the group "bot".

Type: boolean (details)