Date Properties only link to notes in the Daily Notes folder, no subfolders

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a folder under the Daily Notes folder (ex. 2022)
  2. Create a note with a date title (ex. 2022-01-01)
  3. Outside of the Daily Notes folder, create a new note (ex. My Note)
  4. Add a new property of type Date (ex. mydate)
  5. Into the property, enter the date with the same value as the title of the note created in step 2 (ex. 2022-01-01)
  6. Click on the link button of the date property.
  7. A new note is created in the Daily Notes folder with the same title as the one created in step 2. It does not resolve to the existing note in a sub folder of Daily Notes.

Expected result

I would expect that it links to the existing note with the same title if the note is in a sub folder of Daily Notes. Alternatively, I could choose the folder in which the note would be created, and if it already existed in that folder, it would link to the existing note.

Actual result

It creates a note in the Daily Notes folder even if a note with the same title exists in a sub folder.


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Additional information

It is possible that this is the intended behaviour. If so, I can reclassify it as a feature request.

If daily notes are stored in a year folder inside the daily notes folder, you need to describe that format in the Date Format modal of the Daily notes settings window:


If you use Daily Notes > Years > Months as a folder structure, the setting would be:


Works in local vaults. Hope it works for you.

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Date Properties only link to notes in the Daily Notes folder

That’s the intended behavior and is not gonna change. I wanna be clear that right now it’s just a shortcut and not a link (in obsidian’s sense)

If you wanna link to anything in properties use string or list and the [[link]] notation.

Got it. Thanks for the quick reply.

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