Read these posts and searched the web, but still don’t understand:
What I’m trying to do
Often I want to exclude certain folders from the graph view to reduce noise from irrelevant folders, or I want to search just one or two folders, etc. Seems this wasn’t possible from earlier posts, but now seems like it can be done, but I’m a bit lost as to how to do this in the various scenarios: show 1 or more folders, exclude 1 or more folders, etc. As I’m new to this software, a step-by-step explanation would really help! thanks!
This is genius. Thanks! So, just to clarify: In the example above, is this just looking in the Recipes folder, but excluding Spam and Eggs, or is it looking at all folders, minus spam and eggs? If it’s the latter, how do you get Obsidian to look in one folder but exclude a sub-folder. Or conversely, how if it’s the other way, how do you designate “all” folders, except…
Scenario 2: What if I have sub, sub folders?
Eg. Let’s say I want to include all folders except Blog 1 and Blog 2
900 - Sources
-----930 - Blogs & Newsletters
----------Blog 1 Folder (which contains many documents that I do not want to include)
----------Blog 2 Folder (include)
----------Blog 3 Folder (which contains many documents that I do not want to include)
Or let’s say I just want to look in Sources, but exclude the same two folders.
Or let’s say I want to look in Sources + One other folder, but both have excludes.
Sorry if that’s confusing, but I have very specific search criteria to get the least noise in the results.
This is amazing-thanks! Last questions… I’m assuming that for those operator lines that display on two lines, that’s just where the paragraph breaks, but you didn’t put in a paragraph break there. Also, in the last example, just so I understand how it works, what happens if you put “AND” there? And you said “AND” was default, so assuming I wanted it, do you just leave a blank space? or is it better to write it?
In this example, you’re looking only in the People folder, except notes tagged “coworker”
What about other scenarios? E.g. look in People, but only those tagged w/ “coworker” (I assume just take out the minus sign), or search the whole database for “coworker” except in the folder “Fired for insubordination”
and if I can bother you just for the above… other than that I will be experimenting a lot for sure! really appreciate your help. (on another note, I have a couple posts that didn’t get any answers… what’s the etiquette? should I post again, or just wait if no one answers?
@romebot: I don’t know what the etiquette is, but I would imagine no one would mind if you do some further research and create a new post outlining anything interesting you may have found despite not being able to solve the issue.
I have done this in the past and people got involved and kindly helped me. This isn’t saying that they were ignoring my initial help request, but rather that they probably just happened to see the second post.
I probably wouldn’t recommend just bumping the post without adding any additional information. But that is just me.