Bullet/numbered list inside callout

Pretty straightforward: I want to put a list inside of a callout

I use a foldable callout like this—

[!info]- meta

—to keep my notes organized in a pseudo-Zettelkasten style. Right now, my “related notes” section develops horizontally:

related-notes:: [[Note A]], [[Note B]], [[Note C]]

I would love to know how to turn that into—


  • [[Note A]]
  • [[Note B]]
  • [[Note C]]

—without breaking the callout. I also want the items in that list to be retrievable by Dataview.

Things I have tried

Been around the world and back again looking for solutions, but no luck. I’ve messed around with the callout formatting, but even after almost a year of Obsidian use I’m afraid I don’t know enough about the behind-the-scenes action of this program to know what I am doing wrong, or if my ask is possible.

Edit: pretend the carrots in the callout format are still there! They got snipped.

Inline values have to be on the same line as their key. They stop at line breaks.

Does the following work more as you need?

> [!info]- meta
> #addresses, #authors, #philosophy   
> related-notes::  [[Note A]]  
> related-notes::  [[Note B]]  
> related-notes::  [[Note C]]   
> apropos::  Something

file.etags, related-notes,
WHERE file.path = this.file.path

This post about tags might be of interest.

Ah, I didn’t know that about inline tags!
Visually your format is a perfect workaround. Thanks so much. I use a template for this callout for ease (my goal with Obsidian is to have as few keystrokes and clicks as possible during workflow), and because I can’t predict how many links I’ll add to any one note I might have to keep my current setup, at least for now.

Oof, that does throw a wrench in things! To clarify, that dataview parsing issue only applies to tags, yes? ie double colons for links and categories and the like are fine?

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One thing you might consider doing is creating a template with a line break followed by > related-notes:: . Then, if you’re using templater, you could optionally bind it to a shortcut and whenever you’re adding related notes, just press your shortcut for another line to be added.

It’s not perfect, but it should help keep keystrokes to a minimum

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That’s a great idea. Thanks!

It applies to when you start combining definitions of fields both within frontmatter and as inline fields, and especially if you start re-using predefined stuff like tag, tags and/or alias/aliases.

Try the following in a note of your own, to see an illustration of the problem at hand:

aField: frontmatterValue
aField: anotherFrontmatterValue
aField:: inlineValue
aField:: anotherInlineValue

And just for the fun of it [aField:: yetAnotherInlineValue].

What's the value of `aField`: `= this.aField`

Good for you if you guessed the correct answer… :slight_smile:

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I defer to what holroy said above: he knows far more than I do.

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