I have the following front matter variables in each class notes file:
- Students present
- Name of class
- Name of the class
- Class notes
- Individual class notes
- Comments for the next lesson
All of these variables can change, so I can’t figure out a starting point to create these notes.
I was thinking of using Excel/Librecalc instead, and then linking to Obsidian notes, perhaps via Hookmark to avoid breaking links.
Have you checked the dataview plugin?
This might help Obsidian Dataview Plugin Tutorial 101 - YouTube
by Brian Jenks
If you make ‘students present’ and the rest into properties and the answers into value you can query them into tables.
E.G. properties and values in a note
students-present:: [[person 1]], [[etc]]
And the query them with the dataview plugin for example like this
TABLE students-present, name-of-class
SORT file.ctime DESC
You’ll get this result
TABLE = for how you want your data be viewed
The properties after that are for the columns
FROM = from what kind of source “classes” would be all notes from the folder named classes
SORT = in what order
LIMIT = how many notes do you want in the table