Help:Incoming format

Incoming format
Displays incoming properties to a page or property/value pair
Further Information
Provided by: Extension "Semantic Result Formats"
Added: 1.8.0
Removed: still supported
Requirements: none
Format name: incoming
Enabled? Indicates whether the result format is enabled by default upon installation of the respective extension. no
Authors: James Hong Kong
Categories: misc
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The result format incoming shows all incoming properties to a page or property/value pair. Incoming properties can be displayed either as a simple list (separated using the [sep] parameter) or in a custom format by using a [template]. Use of a template allows flexibility to implement a semi-drilldown capacity (facilitating #queryformlink or #drilldownlink) for assigned incoming properties.

This result format supersedes the #iask parser function that was formerly provided by the Extension "Semantic Incoming Properties" extension. In addition, it provides extended integration such as template functionality and display of counted elements per assigned property.

NoteNote: This result format is not enabled be default. To enable it, see the instructions on Extension "Semantic Result Formats".


Parameter Type Default Description
sep text , The separator between results
exclude text empty Exclude property from result set
min text empty Minimum or threshold value
template text empty The name of a template with which to display the printouts
userparam text empty A value passed into each template call, if a template is used
count yes/no empty Sets whether the number of incoming properties should be counted


The count parameter works only in connection with a template. When using a template and [count] is set to true, the parameter {{{count}}} is reserved for displaying the count value.

Selection can be done by either using a single page, for instance [[{{PAGENAME}}]], or a [[property::value]] pair.


The format can influence performance during execution due to potential large number of incoming properties assigned to each selected entity.

You can counter those concerns by setting an appropriate limit parameter and if necessary use the exclude parameter to eliminate specific properties from processing.


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This documentation page applies to all SMW versions from 1.8.0 to the most current version.