Template talk:Infobox company

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Template:Infobox company:
  • Change Net income to Net income (profit)
  • Redesign or fork template to reduce 27 variables to the essentials!
  • Allow a photo field in addition to logo
  • Please add a field for the DUNS of the company.

Trading name[edit]

When the trading_name parameter is used, the Trading name label displayed in the infobox links to Doing business as. However, that page is a redirect to Trade name, which is the actual content page. The label should link to Trade name.

Since Trade name is the name of the article, the Trading name label should be changed to Trade name to match the article name. If that is done, either the parameter name should be changed to trade_name, with trading_name as an alternate parameter name, or trading_name should remain the parameter name with trade_name added as an alternate parameter name.—Finell 23:31, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

fixed the redirect. Frietjes (talk) 16:37, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Production/production_year edit request[edit]

Adjust |production_year to be formatted after the |production content, so that it has the same formatting as |revenue and |revenue_year, |operating_income and |income_year, |net_income and |net_income_year, etc. c16sh (speak up) 21:08, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Primefac (talk) 16:49, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

RfC announce: Religion in infoboxes[edit]

There is an RfC at Template talk:Infobox#RfC: Religion in infoboxes concerning what should be allowed in the religion entry in infoboxes. Please join the discussion and help us to arrive at a consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 17:37, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Edit notice showing error[edit]

The edit notice at Takamine guitars shows this error:

Warning: Page using Template:Infobox company with unknown parameter "bodystyle" (this message is shown only in preview).

Please advise. Ping me back. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 09:00, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

remove it? Frietjes (talk) 16:00, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Checkingfax, yes, remove the line-- it's for a non-existant field that is not appropriate in the infobox. DGG ( talk ) 03:58, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

But why is that parameter still mentioned in the template documentation ? (Same problem in AirWatch, not edited yet.) -- Juergen 87.155.43.39 (talk) 12:44, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata properties[edit]

I propose that we start checking for Wikidata properties that are relevant, and if they exist, without an explicit override, that they be used. As a first item, I propose that we add "oc_id" or "opencorporates_id" parameter that, when not explicitly set in the infobox, will use the Wikidata property (P1320) if it exists. OpenCorporates pulls information from, e.g., Companies House which neither has a Wikidata property nor parameter, many if not most US states, and others which would not be easy to implement nor maintain individually.

| label8  = [[OpenCorporates|OpenCorporates ID]]
|  data8  = {{#if:{{{opencorporates_id|{{{oc_id|{{#property:P1320}}}}}}}}|{{URL|https://opencorporates.com/companies/{{Trim|{{{opencorporates_id|{{{oc_id|{{#property:P1320}}}}}}}}}}|{{Trim|{{{opencorporates_id|{{{oc_id|{{#property:P1320}}}}}}}}}}}}|}}

int21h (talk · contribs · email) 20:53, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

And should adding it automatically be undesirable, I alternatively propose adding it as a parameter but not automatically used, with {{#property:P1320}} as a suggested value and the URL automatically built. int21h (talk · contribs · email) 20:59, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Addition of "legal name" as a field[edit]

A reader contacted Wikimedia to suggest that it would be useful to include the legal name of companies, a name which often is not the same as the common name.

I agree this would be useful.

I note the template has many references to "full, legal name”, there is no such field. While I haven't read all of the archives, this entry may be reelvant, as it suggests the field “name” at one time was defined to be the “full, legal name”. I fully agree with the decision that we should opt for common name over “full, legal name” in the “name” field, but we can eat our cake and have it, too. I think it would be helpful to the reader to also supply the full legal name, at least in those instances where it is not the same as the common name.

I propose an additional field:

"legal name" The full, legal name of the entity, only to be used if it differs from the name in the (common name) "name" field.

(While I have some experience editing templates, if this proposal is accepted, given the large number of transclusions, I would prefer that a more experienced template editor made the change.)--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:14, 27 January 2016 (UTC)