Limited usefulness for single files?

Am I correct in thinking that dataview is of limited usefulness when you don’t aggressively separate your documents into sub-documents?

I tend to have one document for a particular topic, whatever that is, then organize it into sections via headers. As is normal for markdown.

It seems like dataview is only really good if I would take each section and split it out into it’s own document. Is that a correct understanding of how it works?

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about, replicating a dataview example:

Video Games

Outer Wilds

Time Played:: November 19th - 21st, 2020
Length:: 15h
Rating:: 9.5


Time Played:: All the time
Length:: 15h
Rating:: 9.5

Pillars of Eternity 2

Time Played:: August - October 2019
Length:: 15h
Rating:: 9

There is no easy way of querying this kind of data structure?

This is a difficult question to answer (to me) because this a recurrent misreading of the metadata structure in dataview and I already answer this many, many times…

Some recent answers:

Direct answer: with your exact structure, no.

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Ah, I did go searching before I asked, but obviously I missed the previous answers, sorry about that.

Thanks for the clarification.

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