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What I’m trying to do

I’m trying to apply @Feralflora 's template (Zotero Integration – Import Templates? - #105 by Feralflora ) for importing notes and generating bibliography from zotero to Obsidian, but when I try to run Zotero Integration’s plugin the error message appears as below–>

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Things I have tried

I’ve checked up the paths and the files. Everything seems to be correct →

This is how general settings for Zotero Integration’s plugin looks like:

This is how the beginnig of the template looks like in Obsidian:

This is the template:

---
citekey: {{citekey}}
aliases: ["
    {%- if creators -%}
        {{creators[0].lastName}}
        {%- if creators|length > 1 %} et al.{% endif -%}
    {%- endif -%}
    {%- if date %} ({{date | format("YYYY")}}){% endif -%} 
    {%- if shortTitle %} {{shortTitle | safe}} {%- else %} {{title | safe}} {%- endif -%}
"]
title: "{{title}}"
authors: {{authors}}
tags: [literature-note, {% for t in tags %}{{t.tag}}{% if not loop.last %}, {% endif %}{% endfor %}]
year: {{date | format("YYYY")}}
publisher: "{{publicationTitle}}"
doi: {{DOI}}
---

# [{{title}}]({{desktopURI}})

{% persist "notes" %}
{% if isFirstImport %}
## Key takeaways
- <% tp.file.cursor(1) %>

## Processing

- **Status**:: <% tp.file.cursor(2) %>
- **Priority**:: <% tp.file.cursor(3) %>
- **Connections**:: <% tp.file.cursor(4) %>
{% endif %}{% endpersist %}

> [!info]- Info - [**Zotero**]({{desktopURI}}) | [**DOI**](https://doi.org/{{DOI}}) | {% for attachment in attachments | filterby("path", "endswith", ".pdf") %}[**PDF**](file:///{{attachment.path | replace(" ", "%20")}}){%- endfor %}
>
> {% if bibliography %}**Bibliography**: {{bibliography|replace("\n"," ")}}{% endif %}
> 
> **Authors**:: {% for a in creators %} [[{{a.firstName}} {{a.lastName}}]]{% if not loop.last %}, {% endif %}{% endfor %}
> 
> {% if hashTags %}**Tags**: {{hashTags}}{% endif %}
> 
> **Collections**:: {% for collection in collections %}[[{{collection.name}}]]{% if not loop.last %}, {% endif %}{% endfor %}
> 
> **First-page**: {% for annotation in annotations %}{% if loop.first %}{{annotation.pageLabel}}{% endif %}{% endfor %}

> [!abstract]-
> {% if abstractNote %}
> {{abstractNote|replace("\n"," ")|striptags(true)|replace("Objectives", "**Objectives**")|replace("Background", "**Background**")|replace("Methodology", "**Methodology**")|replace("Results","**Results**")|replace("Conclusion","**Conclusion**")}}
> {% endif %}

> [!quote]- Citations
> 
> ```query
> content: "@{{citekey}}" -file:@{{citekey}}
> ```
 
---

## Reading notes
{% macro heading(color) -%}
{%- if color == "#5fb236" -%}
💡 Main ideas and conclusions
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#2ea8e5" -%}
❔ Questions
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#ffd400" -%}
⭐ Important
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#a28ae5" -%}
🧩 Definitions and concepts
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#ff6666" -%}
⛔ Weaknesses and caveats
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#e56eee" -%}
⚡ Hypotheses
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#f19837" -%}
⚙️ Method
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#aaaaaa" -%}
📣 Survey instruments
{%- endif -%}
{%- endmacro -%}

{% macro calloutCharacter(color) -%}
{%- if color == "#5fb236" -%}
$
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#2ea8e5" -%}
@
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#ffd400" -%}
&
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#a28ae5" -%}
~
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#ff6666" -%}
!
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#e56eee" -%}
€
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#f19837" -%}
?
{%- endif -%}
{%- if color == "#aaaaaa" -%}
%
{%- endif -%}
{%- endmacro -%}

{% persist "annotations" %}
{% set annotations = annotations | filterby("date", "dateafter", lastImportDate) -%}
{% if annotations.length > 0 %}
*Imported on {{importDate | format("YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm")}}*

{% for color, annotations in annotations | groupby("color") -%}

### {{heading(color)}} %% fold %%
{% for annotation in annotations -%}
{%- if annotation.imageRelativePath %}

> [!cite]+ Image [(p. {{annotation.pageLabel}})](zotero://open-pdf/library/items/{{annotation.attachment.itemKey}}?page={{annotation.pageLabel}}&annotation={{annotation.id}})
> ![[{{annotation.imageRelativePath}}]]{% if annotation.hashTags %}
> {{annotation.hashTags}}{% endif %}{%- if (annotation.comment or []).indexOf("todo ") !== -1 %}
> - [ ] **{{annotation.comment | replace("todo ", "")}}**{% else %}
> **{{annotation.comment}}**{%- endif -%}

{% elif (annotation.comment or []).indexOf("todo ") !== -1 %}
- [ ] **{{annotation.comment | replace("todo ", "")}}**:{% if not annotation.annotatedText %} [(p. {{annotation.pageLabel}})](zotero://open-pdf/library/items/{{annotation.attachment.itemKey}}?page={{annotation.pageLabel}}&annotation={{annotation.id}}){% else %}
	- {{calloutCharacter(annotation.color)}} {{annotation.annotatedText | nl2br}} [(p. {{annotation.pageLabel}})](zotero://open-pdf/library/items/{{annotation.attachment.itemKey}}?page={{annotation.pageLabel}}&annotation={{annotation.id}}) {% if annotation.hashTags %}{{annotation.hashTags}}{% endif -%}{% endif -%}
{% elif annotation.comment %}
- **{{annotation.comment}}**:{% if not annotation.annotatedText %} [(p. {{annotation.pageLabel}})](zotero://open-pdf/library/items/{{annotation.attachment.itemKey}}?page={{annotation.pageLabel}}&annotation={{annotation.id}}){% else %}
	- {{calloutCharacter(annotation.color)}} {{annotation.annotatedText | nl2br}} [(p. {{annotation.pageLabel}})](zotero://open-pdf/library/items/{{annotation.attachment.itemKey}}?page={{annotation.pageLabel}}&annotation={{annotation.id}}) {% if annotation.hashTags %}{{annotation.hashTags}}{% endif -%}{% endif %}
{%- elif annotation.annotatedText %}
- {{calloutCharacter(annotation.color)}} {{annotation.annotatedText | nl2br}} [(p. {{annotation.pageLabel}})](zotero://open-pdf/library/items/{{annotation.attachment.itemKey}}?page={{annotation.pageLabel}}&annotation={{annotation.id}}) {% if annotation.hashTags %}{{annotation.hashTags}}{% endif %}
{%- endif -%}{%- endfor %}

{% endfor -%}
{% endif %}
{% endpersist %}

Note: I’m not a developer AT ALL. I’ve just tried to follow YouTube tutorials and Obsidian forum as I want to start my PhD research in Humanities with a solid software and I’m convinced this would be the best option for me. Sorry in advance if I’m doing something dumb and thanks for your help.

Not sure what the issue is here (did you check the console, as the pop up recommends?), but this is the old version of my template.

Try the new one, and see if that helps:

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Also, what you are showing here in the screenshots is not relevant. What you are looking for is the Import format settings (should be further down). That’s where you specify a template and so on for imported literature notes.

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@jjespejo Was the issue solved?

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