Template:Certification Table Entry

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This set of templates is used for creating certification tables for albums, singles, etc.

Note that WP:ALBUM/CERT recommends the creation of a table only when an album has achieved multiple certifications.

Fields[change source]

Mandatory

  • artist – performing artist or group
  • title – title of work
  • award – Silver/Gold/Platinum/Diamond
  • type – album/single/video

Non mandatory

  • accessdate – The date in which the source verifying the certification was retrieved, for web sources
  • date – The date of certification
  • format – Accepts 3col for the default 3 column format, 2col for a format omitting the sales column or 2colthin for a format omitting the sales column and using a thinner form, linking to the certifying authority without naming it
  • nosales – set to any value if no sales figure is to be displayed
  • nocert – set to any value if no certification is to be displayed. This can be used to specify sales figured from other sources
  • certref – for specifying a different source for the certification. Enclose with <ref></ref>.
  • number – number of awards given. For example, for Double Platinum enter 2.
  • relyear – release year, used to calculate sales
  • relmonth – release month (number), used to calculate sales in some cases
  • relday – release day (number), used to calculate sales in some rare cases
  • certyear – year in which certification was awarded, used for linking and to calculate sales in some cases
  • certmonth – month (number) in which certification was awarded, used to calculate sales in some rare cases
  • certday – month (number) in which certification was awarded, used to calculate sales in some even rarer cases
  • salesamount – override sales amount with a sales figure from a reliable source. It can also be used to override the sales amount if you believe the template is not calculating it correctly. Please let us know!
  • salesref – source for overridden sales amount if it is not the certification itself
  • id – external ID required for citation. Explained where relevant.
  • discount – true for discount albums, influences certification levels in some regions
  • domestic – true for domestic titles, influences certification levels and citation in some regions
  • multidisc – the number of discs in a multi-disc package
  • recent – true for recent certification, see below
  • Spanish – true for Spanish-speaking albums, see United States below
  • digital – true for digital downloads, check for support below
  • streaming – true for streaming, check for support below
  • note – Additional notes, e.g. specific edition certified
  • best – see Germany below
  • refname – enables you to specify a name for the reference generated by the template

Supported regions[change source]

Region Notes Source for thresholds Sales/Shipments
Argentina type can only be album/video
Sales require relyear

Certifications currently unavailable
[1] Sales
Australia requires certyear
Specifying recent=book uses Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia’s Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. and id is the page number.
[2] Shipments
Austria Manual search required
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth.
[3] Sales
Belgium requires certyear
supports domestic=true
Sales require certyear and relyear and sometimes relmonth and certmonth. Unknown thresholds for albums between 2006 and March 2007.
[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] Sales
Brazil Sales require relyear
Supports domestic=true. Supports digital=true for albums.
Pro-Música Brasil#Sales certification Sales
Canada Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth
For correct sales for digital singles, set digital=true
[11] Shipments
Denmark Specifying recent=false uses charts, certyear is the chart year and id is the chart week. Otherwise will use the certification database. Specifying id will direct to the "node" (available from the URL after search). Otherwise will direct to the general database, and certyear can be specified for better directions.

Sales require certyear and may require certmonth, certday, relyear, relmonth and relday.
Supports streaming=true for streaming certifications between January 7, 2011 and November 17, 2014

[12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] Shipments
Europe requires certyear
Albums only
Use only in the summary section
[18] Sales
Finland requires salesamount data from reported source
[19]
France requires certyear
type can be also be compilation
Sales require certyear and may require certmonth and certday for some release dates
set recent=false for certification dates before 1994
[20] [21] [22] [23] Sales
GCC requires certyear. Supports domestic=true, but without automatic citation. [24] Sales
Germany type can be also be jazz
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth and relday
In cases where the best certification does not show up (known bug), set best=no to show the entire certification history
[25] Shipments
Greece Referenced from wayback machine archive here require id, the full 14 digit timestamp, e.g. 20070114174502
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth. Supports domestic certifications.
[26] [27] [28] [29] [30]
Hong Kong [31] Sales
Hungary requires certyear
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth and relday with unknown thresholds on some date ranges for albums
[32] [33] Unsure
Ireland requires certyear
Certifications currently unavailable
Certifications from 2005 to 2013 available on irishcharts.ie
? Unsure
Italy requires relyear for sales [34] [35] [36] [37] Shipments
Japan requires certyear and certmonth
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth
Automatic citation for albums only
[38] [39] Shipments
Mexico Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth
Supports award=Platinum+Gold,award=Diamond+Gold,award=Platinum+Diamond and even award=Platinum+Diamond+Gold
[40] Shipments
Netherlands Manual search required
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth
[41] [42] [43] [44] Sales
New Zealand type can be also be compilation
Specifying recent=false uses Radioscope certifications which go April 2007 to July 2011.
Specifying recent=book uses Scapolo, Dean (2007). The Complete New Zealand Music Charts: 1966 – 2006. Wellington: Maurienne House. ISBN 978-1877443-00-8. and id is the page number.
Otherwise, uses nztop40.co.nz which has charts from 1975. id required, the chart number and domestic=true is supported.
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth.
[45] [46] Depends
Norway Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth [47] [48] [49] [50] Sales
Philippines Sales require certyear and sometimes certmonth
Supports domestic=true
Philippine Association of the Record Industry#Certification levels Sales
Poland type can only be album/video
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth
requires certyear
supports domestic=true
[51] [52] Sales
Portugal if recent=true (from 2007) specify certyear. Otherwise requires id in the format XXXXYY where XXXX is the year and YY is the week in which the title charted [53] [54] [55] Unsure
Russia requires certyear
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth
supports domestic=true
Automatic citation for albums only
[56] Sales
South Korea [57] Sales
Spain Requires certyear, the year in which the certification was made, and certmonth, the week in which the title charted.
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth and relday
For Original Tones and Digital Downloads, set digital=true
Productores de Música de España#Certifications Shipments
Sweden requires certyear
Sales require relyear and sometimes relmonth
[58] [59] Depends
Switzerland Sales require relyear
Set domestic=true for repertoire in French and Italian
[60] Unclear
United Kingdom Manual search required if id not specified
Sales for singles require relyear
Set discount=true for correct discount album sales figure.
For albums, sales correct only from 1979
[61] [62] Shipments
United States Supports multidisc for multi-disc packages
set Spanish for Spanish speaking
Sales for singles require certyear
To show correct sales/shipments footnote for digital singles, set digital=true
For correct Spanish album sales figures, use certyear and sometimes certmonth and even certday
[63] [64] [65] [66] Shipments
Uruguay requires certyear [67] [68] [69] [70] Unclear

IFPI summary tables: September 2010, January 2009, October 2007, 2005/2006

Tracking categories[change source]

Unless nocat is set, the template categorizes the page in which it was used in a category "Certification Table Entry usages for X", where X is the region. This is used to keep track of template usage and to ease maintenance in case all certifications for a region must be corrected. See Category:Certification Table Entry usages (32).

See also[change source]