I am importing a database of authors and texts into Obsidian. See example below:
[[Wright, O.]] [[New Zealand 1826–1827 from the French of Dumon d’Urville (1950)]], Wingfield Press, Wellington.
[[Wright, Harrison M.]] [[New Zealand 1769–1840. Early Years of Western Contact (1959)]], Harvard University Press.
[[Yate, William]]. [[An Account of New Zealand (1835)]].
[[Yen, Douglas E.]], [[‘The Adaptation of Kumara by the New Zealand Maori’ (1961)]], [[Journal of the Polynesian Society]], Vol. 70 (3), pp. 338–348.
The list I’m working with is massive. It features hundreds of sources (I had to use Excel to format the database into tags en masse so that it didn’t take me hours).
I want to know if there is a way I can make each author’s newly-created note (e.g., [[Yen, Douglas E.]]) also internally link to that author’s respective book or article, saving me the labour of clicking open each new note and writing those links myself.
What I’m asking is whether there’s a feature that allows me to write something like, say:
[[Yen, Douglas E.>>'The Adaptation of Kumara by the New Zealand Maori' (1961)>>Journal of the Polynesian Society]]".
Here, “>>” would tell Obsidian to create a new ‘sub-link’.
I’m imagining that such a feature would, in one go, produce three notes:
- The first note (author),
- A second note (article) linked from the first note,
- A third note (journal title) linked from the second note.
To make it clearer, imagine note #1 containing one link only, #2 containing exactly one link and one backlink, and #3 containing one backlink only.
Does that make sense? Thanks!