trying to work out how to search for lines in notes that have the ‘- [ ]’ AND the name ‘Joe Bloggs’ AND a tag of ‘#Agenda’
I know from past experience you have to use :
(joe bloggs #agenda)
But can’t work out how to also include the check for the checkbox.
As a final question… how do I remove results that return the query block itself? I’m guessing I need to start with ‘-’ but each attempt gives me nothing
I believe this will do what you need:
line:(/(?<!query\n.*)\- \[ \]/ /(?<!query\n.*)#agenda/ /(?<!query\n.*)joe bloggs/ )
This searches for lines that contain all three elements (
- [ ],
Joe Bloggs). Each one is preceded by a regex negative lookbehind
(?<!query\n.*) to make sure that the matching line isn’t inside a query block.
thank you for the suggestion - doesn’t return anything for me unfortunately. I did a test line in a daily note with the following text:
- [ ] testing something joe bloggs #agenda
But the query returns no results
It works for me:
But I think I know what’s going on. You must have performed a regular copy/paste from my reply into your daily note. That escapes several characters with back slashes, thus breaking the query expression.
Try again, this time copying with the usual Cmd+V and pasting with Cmd+Shift+V.
You sir are a legend … thank you