I would also really like this as well. Coming from Notion, I used a lot of properties on my pages, and most I probably didn’t use, but filtering by Date modified or created was very useful for getting things like a list of movies I watched in 2020 that were of the sci-fi genre.
Reviving this topic because a simple feature to search notes based on creation/edited date would be really useful to me (embed search by created date inside daily note) or in general searching by date feels like a needed feature.
It would be nice if we can have some meta information, such as creation time, modified time, etc, associated with a note, without displaying them. Those information may be accessed by menu and can be used in searches.
I’d like to see the creation date being able to be edited too, which is useful for importing files created before.
@toshiki The best option I know of currently is to use frontmatter and disable the Show frontmatter setting. Since Obsidian only relies on the text that is actually stored in the note, it would be impossible for it to be hidden. I take that back. I guess Obsidian or a plugin could store this information somewhere else or simply hide it from being viewable, but I feel like this would contradict what most people expect from how the software works. I may be wrong.
Hopefully I’m not misunderstanding, but I’ve create a workaround for being able to find notes by date of entry/change.
Using Cmenu I’ve added a button on the menu to insert the date wherever desired. For me I’ll add it underneath a heading I’ve created or if I’ve made changes under that heading. The “Natural Language Dates: Insert the current date” plugin option was assigned to the Cmenu.
In my case the date format is DD-MM-YY
You can then search using the following regular expression in the default search bar.
This would be the default search for all dates in 1922.
This would find all days in Oct, Nov, Dec. (10,11,& 12). You can see that the second set of brackets have change to limit the month. Each bracket is a digit in the date and the dash denotes a range of numbers.
If you wanted to limit to just Dec, then change the last bracket to just ‘2’.
In this case the following would also work
If you want to limit to weeks or day you need to adjust the first two brackets.
This would find notes at and after the 20th of June, missing the 30th, 31st.
This would catch those days
If you make a change to the note you just need to go the area change (under a heading for example) and re-paste the date via cmenu.