Dataview plugin snippet showcase

Wow - it works - this is all so powerful. Thank you!

To count the number of rows you could do something like this:

LIST "There are " + length( + " open issues."
WHERE issueStatus = "open" AND !contains(file.folder, "Templates")
GROUP BY issueStatus

22 Open Issues


@FiekeB and I were talking about how a recipe data collection could be set up—a great example for Dataview and DataviewJS, too.

Ah that is a typo on this forum. I’m from the Netherlands so datum is dutch for date. I translate it here on the forum and forgot that one.

The sort by date just doesn’t sort by date for me and I wonder if anyone else has that, or the solution. :slight_smile:

Have you tried enclosing datum in date()? It might not be sorting since it’s a link and not a date.


Thanks, that seemed to work perfectly!

I cannot get it to reveal the image. I manage only to show a hoverable file link, when I remove !. Any idea on what might be wrong?

Has this changed since the time you posted this answer? I have multiple notes with ![[embedded#^content]] that I would like to query and render on dataview. Right now, I only get the syntax on the tables, but the embeds do not display.

Does anyone know how to query for a table that only lists the values a custom YAML field?

ie: I created a custom YAML field called “Type”. I start assigning “Type 1”, “Type2” etc to these fields and I want to keep track of different Types created.

The challenge is: I don’t need to see the file names + I don’t want to see multiple (duplicate) lines of the same Value assigned to different notes (maybe there are 100 notes that is “Type1” but I don’t need to see 100 lines in the table). I just want to see a short list of the Types that I create.

Any ideas?

I’m using external images… not obsidian assets, maybe that’s the problem.

Otherwise, here is what it looks like for me:

My book index (non-capital letters in my latest version):

TABLE subtitle, ("![coverimg|100](" + cover + ")") as cover, creator, referrer, priority, purpose, status from "Books"
where != "_Book Index"

Here is my book page:

# AntiFragile

creator:: Nassim Taleb
priority:: Medium
purpose:: Execution, Strategy
referrer:: CEO Summit (june 2016)
status:: To Read
subtitle:: Things That Gain from Disorder


Try this,

FROM "" 

I can confirm this is an issue. I use the same for my movies database and external links work like these but internal one’s don’t.

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For images I use a field with link to local files:

preview: <img width="150px" src="file:///Users/..../image.jpg">

Oi oi oi! That’s indeed quite clever. It doesn’t look very nice though! And I’d be vary of hard-coding the image size.

I’ve been trying to get ![[link to image]] work and now I’m wondering if that could work with your method as well. But I’ve tried to avoid adding links like that in YAML because of issues it has with the syntax. Thanks for sharing this though. I was following your github issue regarding this as well. This is a good workaround.

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Yes, you’re right. This doesn’t look good and it’s not very ‘practical’.
But for now it’s the only way I found to use local sources.
About YAML and syntax, hmmm… I’m a newbie in all this things! I just understand the basic of html, css and no more :slight_smile:

Here is a discussion with an example where it fails. The thing is [] is an array in YAML which messes up when mixed with Wikilinks.

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Hi! Im trying to have a daview table in my meeting note with the last 3 meetings from the date of the meeting I’m taking notes…can anybody help me please…Thanks in advance

This works Rishi thank you :slight_smile:
Can you also advise how I can also add “Tags” as a second column to the table?
The “Where” and “Group by” commands don’t seem to like multiple variables :man_shrugging:

Try rows.tags. When we use GROUP BY, we get the attributes in the rows object.

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@mnvwvnm I’d be grateful for a little help with something similar. I’m trying to use Dataview for the first time to create an aggregated list MOC within my daily notes that renders all notes created on that day only.

I have YAML with the following in various notes:

created: 2021-06-24

And have tried the following in my Daily Note but am getting an error:

FROM "" 
WHERE  created = “2021-06-24”
```Dataview: Error: 
-- PARSING FAILED --------------------------------------------------

  1 | LIST
  2 | FROM "" 
> 3 | WHERE  created = “2021-06-24”
    |                   ^
  4 | 

Expected one of the following: 

'(', 'null', boolean, date, duration, file link, negated field, number, string, variable

I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong – appreciate any advice & thoughts!