I need to make a list of the words my marker refers to all around my database.
For example I type the text and mark one line by the link - bla bla bla [[ToDo]]:: This is important. bla bla
So I need a table as follows:
This is important
But same time I can click [[ToDo]] link and see all notes referring to it. So I need to use link as metadata
Things I have tried
If I put mark (Not link )into the text bla bla ToDo:: This is important bla bla I can easily make table with all “This is important” in all my notes. But I want link works as metadata.
Thank you in advance
I’m not quite sure I understand your question completely, you want to list all files containing the ToDo field, then also show all files that match the value? out of curiosity, are you listing ToDo multiple times in one file? Have you considered just using tags?
GROUP BY ToDo
This will list all files containing a ToDo field. It will group by ToDo value, which will show you all files containing that specific ToDo value as a group.
I should remind you that this won’t work if you are listing the same inline field multiple times in one note, I actually never tested it but I’m assuming it will just overwrite the previous value every time. Judging by your quesiton, it seems you have a finite set of values ToDo can be set to, so tags would work great here because they will even auto-populate as you type. For example: #ToDo/this-is-important, #ToDo/another-important-option. Much easier than declaring a dv field every time
I don’t think you can have link as the name of an inline field name. Neither can you have a tag (which is also clickable) as an inline field name.
So some of the options you do have are:
[[ToDo]] [todo:: This is important]
[[ToDo]] (todo:: Also important)
[todo:: [[ToDo]] Why more important]
(todo:: [[ToDo]] Not very important, but nice? )
Which in the default theme displays as:
Note that neither of these will produce a direct link to the place of origin when queried somewhere else. But they’ll all display in the backlinks of the [[ToDo]] page, and you can put your query listing all of these within that page.
If you want something which actually links back to the origin, you need to use tasks as some sort, like
- [!] Important stuff
Which in minimal theme, displays as:
This would allow for queries like:
## Using GROUP BY
WHERE status = "!"
GROUP BY file.link
## Using "visual"
FLATTEN text + " (" + file.link + ")" as visual
WHERE status = "!"
And now you can click on each line of text, and get directly back to where you wrote that mark. It does however require that extra line with just the task definition on it, but I kind of think it helps me focus on that bit as well. And when it’s not important any more, you could simply remove the line.