This helps a lot, thank you! I’ve been dying for an alternative to YAML and wondered if the double colon was such an alternative, but I apparently didn’t search for the right thing to figure it out. Time to go change my templates!
First of all, what you are sharing is very useful so thank you.
Second, I have a quick question that I am hoping you can answer since you seem to know a lot about this plugin. I generally prefer to use fields inline as well, but it seems that it does not accept bull list values as in YAML. For example:
Here, the values are not recognized by Dataview! I know that I can write it as a list in one line separated by columns, but this reduce legibility of the values if they are long sentences rather than just simple words.
A workaround I’ve found is to repeat the field multiple times, ex:
field:: value 1
field:: value 2
but this is quite far from being an elegant solution.
Do you by any chance know of a way to get this to work?
I’ve tried to demo this with a new Knowledge Topic called ‘Mapping’ using the Knowledge Topic template, but the ‘Notes and Ideas’ codeblock keeps pulling in all my vault files even though none contain the knowledge topic
where contains(knowledge-topic, this.file.link)
sort file.mtime asc
@arminta Hi Sarah,
For your date fields, 1) can you show how you are entering in your create/ due/defer/recurrence dates into a task?
2) how do you compute these in DV?
Ideally, I wanted to have:
for example, but this doesn’t seem to fall into the DV. Tried:->
CreateDate:: date([]) among others.
Ideally, I wanted to not need to create a new file for each task, and have the ability to add a number of variables to a single line.