Use case or problem
I think there should be an option for embedded queries in organizing-notes (like MOCs or TOCs) to reactively update to changes in the greater Vault. So one would have a template-able means of creating MOCs/TOCs that automatically update, expand, contract, and organize themselves.
The difference between this and the Expander Plug-in, is that once the tag parameters are set, the note updates itself without having to manually re-execute the command in the palette. So one wouldn’t have to re-run the search command for the “Newly Added Book” file to pop up in the query results as it did in the Expander Plug-in’s demonstration gif. Very similar to the Continuous chronological feed of daily notes, but implementable for all types of notes.
While this may seem a trivial problem, which is also mitigated by one’s knowledge management system of choice, having to run a command to update every MOC becomes laborious.
The Expander Plug-in seems, to me at least, 90% of the solution to the problem. The ability to embed queries underneath Markdown headings with:
also allows a note to have multiple headings with multiple embedded query results. The 10% of functionality that isn’t there is a timer or something similar to the Automatic Git Backup Plugin.
Why should this be a core-feature as opposed to a plug-in? (I’m guessing that) Because of the popularity of automation threads, especially ones for creating TOC’s, and date-breadcrumb trails- this kind of feature seems to be pretty central to the way many users take notes(?).
“select the files in the sidebar, and drag them into a new note. It will make links for them, and then I can edit/sort/process the links in that new note.”
Related feature requests
This is a significant expansion of this feature request. I very much agreed with it and I believed there were enough citations/references that just a comment/reply seem inappropriate. But, then again, this is my first time posting anything outside of instagram- so hello, lovely to be here.
Obligatory first-post thank you:
Huge thank you to the Devs: this app changed my life. As a uni-student, it made me completely reconsider the way I think about learning.