Contains common implementations of the interfaces defined by DataValuesInterfaces

1.1.0 2022-10-21 14:13 UTC

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DataValues Common is a small library build on top of DataValues that provides common implementations of the DataValues, ValueParsers, ValueFormatters and ValueValidators interfaces.

It is part of the DataValues set of libraries.

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The recommended way to use this library is via Composer.

To add this package as a local, per-project dependency to your project, simply add a dependency on data-values/common to your project's composer.json file. Here is a minimal example of a composer.json file that just defines a dependency on version 1.x of this package:

    "require": {
        "data-values/common": "^1.1.0"


This library comes with a set up PHPUnit tests that cover all non-trivial code. You can run these tests using the PHPUnit configuration file found in the root directory. The tests can also be run via Github Actions.

Running the tests

For tests only

composer test

For style checks only

composer cs

For a full CI run

composer ci


DataValues Common has been written by the Wikidata team, as Wikimedia Germany employees for the Wikidata project.

Release notes

1.1.0 (2022-10-21)

  • Improved compatibility with PHP 8.1; in particular, the new __serialize/__unserialize methods are implemented now (in addition to the still supported Serializable interface). Make sure to also use data-values/data-values version 3.1.0 (or later) to keep hashes stable.

1.0.0 (2021-01-22)

  • Updated minimum required PHP version from 5.5.9 to 7.2
  • Added compatibility with data-values/data-values 3.x
  • Added compatibility with data-values/interfaces 1.x
  • Removed the DATAVALUES_COMMON_VERSION constant
  • Deprecated getSortKey methods from DataValue implementations
  • Classes in the ValueParsers\Test namespace are now package private. Notably ValueParserTestBase and StringValueParserTest
  • The StringFormatter constructor does not accept options any more
  • StringParser::parse now throws a ParseException instead of an InvalidArgumentException
  • Added TrimmingStringNormalizer
  • Made FORMAT_NAME constants in the Parser classes private

0.4.3 (2019-06-28)

  • Fixed typo in error message in DispatchingValueParser

0.4.2 (2018-08-16)

  • The component can now be installed together with DataValues 2.x

0.4.1 (2017-08-09)

  • Fixed version number not updated before.

0.4.0 (2017-08-09)

  • Deprecated MonolingualTextValue::newFromArray and MultilingualTextValue::newFromArray
  • MismatchingDataValueTypeException no longer modifies custom error messages in its constructor
  • Updated minimal required PHP version from 5.3 to 5.5.9
  • Updated the MediaWiki entry point to use the extension.json format

0.3.1 (2015-08-14)

  • The component can now be installed together with DataValues Interfaces 0.1.5

0.3.0 (2015-08-11)

  • Added DispatchingValueParser
  • Added StringNormalizer interface
  • Added NullStringNormalizer
  • Added StringParser
  • Dropped deprecated constant DataValuesCommon_VERSION, use DATAVALUES_COMMON_VERSION instead
  • Dropped ValueParserTestBase::getParserClass
  • Dropped ValueParserTestBase::newParserOptions
  • Made ValueParserTestBase::getInstance abstract
  • Made ValueParserTestBase::invalidInputProvider abstract
  • Lowered visibility of all class fields to private

0.2.3 (2014-10-09)

  • Introduced FORMAT_NAME class constants on ValueParsers in order to use them as expectedFormat
  • Changed ValueParsers to pass rawValue and expectedFormat arguments when constructing a ParseException
  • Installation together with DataValues 1.x is now supported

0.2.2 (2014-04-11)

  • Added MismatchingDataValueTypeException

0.2.1 (2014-03-12)

  • Minor code cleanup
  • Improved PHPUnit bootstrap

0.2.0 (2013-12-16)

  • Added FloatParser (moved from data-values/number)
  • Added IntParser (moved from data-values/number)

0.1.1 (2013-11-22)

  • Fixed link in the MediaWiki credits

0.1.0 (2013-11-17)

Initial release with these features:

  • Several DataValue implementations
    • MonolingualTextValue
    • MultilingualTextValue
  • Several ValueFormatter implementations
    • StringFormatter
  • Several ValueParser implementations
    • BoolParser
    • DecimalParser
    • NullParser