Adding / to Daily Note Date format keeps creating new notes instead of opening existing one

Steps to reproduce

When user In Daily Notes Settings set date format


Instead of


When clicking Open Daily Note button it will keep creating new notes “YYYY-MM-DD 1”, “YYYY-MM-DD 2” instead of opening existing ones

Expected result

Existing Daily Note will open

Actual result

Subsequent New Files are created
YYYY-MM-DD format works fine.


  • Operating system: MacOS Big Sur
  • Obsidian version: 0.11.5

Additional information

Maybe that’s a stupid question but why would you need the slash / before YYYY-MM-DD in your date formatting ? :thinking:

I can reproduce this behavior though :blush:

I don’t need the slash, but bug related to it caused me losing 1h of my time trying to debug it and pinpoint a cause of duplicating daily notes

Ah :blush: ! I see :blush: ! Thanks for the clarification :blush: .