Change YAML frontmatter when checkbox is on or off


Is it possible to change a line from yaml frontmatter when I check or uncheck a task?

Any idea is welcomed, thank you

Things I have tried

I searched the forum for checkbox / task and yaml / frontmatter

What I’m trying to do

In frontmatter it shows “meditation: 0”
And in the daily page at the ToDo there is this task:

  • [ ] Meditation

So when I check the Meditation checkbox, is it possible to change the yaml frontmatter from 0 to 1 in the line where meditation is? So the yaml line becomes “meditation: 1”

Thank you


I am asking this because during the day I am focused on the ToDo list, but I am also using Tracker to keep my eye on this habit, which takes the information from the frontmatter.

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Did you ever figure this out? I am trying to do the exact same thing. Thanks

I think I got it. If I close the brackets after search type [] then I get “No valid Y value found in notes”. If I just make it “x] Meditate”, they are only counted if I checked the box in my daily note.

Here’s my example:

searchType: text

searchTarget: "x] Meditate"
folder: Journal/Daily
	mode: annotation
	annotation: 🧘‍♂️
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