I can’t get ExcaliBrain and Metadata Menu to work together.
I believe that Obsidian supports “metadata” like this:
--- status: started ---
But some plugins have implemented “dataview fields” aka “inline fields” (probably for some technical reason) and they use double colon syntax:
Because of this, I can’t seem to ever get things working exactly as I want - creating tremendous friction.
I am trying to implement Metadata Menu
(see: https://mdelobelle.github.io/metadatamenu/) so that I can simply choose options to populate my metadata - but it seems this plugin uses the standard “metadata fields” and ExcaliBrain (see https://github.com/zsviczian/excalibrain) only uses the “dataview fields” - so I can’t use the two together - such that I can select (via Metadata Menu) from a list of potential values for Excalbrain (“up”, for example) and easily link things in ExcaliBrain.
Or is there some way to do this?
(For now, I’ll just use an embedded callout that queries and displays the fields I’d like to use - and then manually enter them in the syntax that Excalibrain requries; any better ideas?)