I’ve done some looking and it seems like some people are using some functions with tp.file.title() and/or tp.date.now() to do some manipulation. I don’t have any real experience with those or understanding of where these would be used or how best to do it. I need to be able to input a date in format YYYY.MM.DD and get out date in format YYYY.MM.DD ddd. and I’m not sure how these would do that.
What I’m trying to do
I want a to use a template to find the day of the week to correspond to a date that is entered. This would mean I know the date in the format YYYY.MM.DD and I want to be able to insert the ddd. portion on the end (or overwrite it or whatever) to be able to get the full date in the format YYYY.MM.DD ddd. inserted, for example this would mean I have a date, 2023.02.01 (in the past from the date I’m writing this) and I want a template/Obisdian/program to go find out what the day of the week is for that date (Wednesday) and then insert 2023.02.01 Wed.. I don’t know if this is a function, or already included inside of another community plugin, or if this is something I can quickly write up in Templater. Any help appreciated. I know I can find the date using websites that will tell you the day of the week corresponding to a given calendar date, but I want it all to be able to be done internally inside Obsidian as I write and not have to jump out, look it up, and then jump back in. Small amount of time for one, but it adds up as I continue to need to do it.