Problems with block reference at the end of a bullet list

I have no problem with making own BlockID´s and reference them. But when I try to reference an ID at the end of a bullet list, it seems to reference all the above text as the block, but if I reference to them heading at the top of the list - no problem.

Why and how do I correct that?

I am by no mens a tech geek, so please keep it low profile

Thx Søren

Can you give an example?

I thougth I did, but I am not native english speaking - i´ll try. Below I only want to tag the list, but when I do this I will get the list and the text above.


  1. List item

  2. List item


- list item
- list item ^itemBlockID

Note the difference in placement of the two block IDs above. One placed immediately following a list will reference the whole list. An ID at the end of the item itself will reference just the item.

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It does not do either. I will be seeing it all, from the BlockID to the top of the note. I have tried giving just the first phrase an ID and link to that, and at the end of the hole list and link to that and last making a BlockID on a new line and link to that - it all gives the same “Picture” form th Block ID to the top of the note -Something is wrong or I am doing it incorrectly.

Ensure the list is separated by new lines:

some text

- list item
- list item ^itemBlockID

some text 

Not sure if I caught a bug or if I’m doing something wrong, but I can’t get this to work.

This is the fruit list I’m working with in editor:

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Now I go to my “ReferToBlocks” page and try to embed the blocks I’ve created.

As you can see, there is an “idOranges” in the list of available items but there is no “idFruit”.

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Furthermore, when I select “idOranges” it displays the entire list, not just that one item.

(Editor on the left, Preview on the right)

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Ok, I got it to work, but I had to remove the single line block “idOranges” (that’s just the way I tested it - it’s possible it might work with leaving it there) and I had to manually type


So the issue is that the block doesn’t appear in the list as a selectable item when you type


but if you manually type it in, you will get the results.

Seems like a bug to me.

+1 - hitting this bug as well

I want to reference the third item in the list in this file called “Motivation”. Here’s what I have

  • Motivation 1
  • Motivation 2
  • Motivation 3 ^66b0c6

And in another file I reference it like this


But what I get is

  • Motivation 1
  • Motivation 2
  • Motivation 3

instead of just

  • Motivation 3

Raul, I get that issue as well sometimes. I think the block reference requires another line of text under it to work (or perhaps even a blank line. I could be wrong, but worth trying.

Just tried the below but got the same result

  • Motivation 1
  • Motivation 2
  • Motivation 3 ^66b0c6
  • Motivation 4

Ok. I spent the better half of a day on the weekend trying to get it work consistently and I finally got it, but not in a list. I have 4 lines each separated by an empty line, with each line having a block reference (and an additional line under the last item) and that finally worked. I think it’s kind of buggy.

Not sure about @Raul’s issue as the demo text provided works for me (see above). But @Lise, the blocks do not like capital letters. See above! Specifying which block you’re referencing (e.g., when embedding) is case-insensitive, but the block ID itself should be lowercase.

A little related, but reference to list item with blockquote doesn’t work as well.

The list:
- Apple
- Orange ^thisrefwork
- > "They are actually the same fruit" - Me (2021) ^myquote

![[#^thisrefwork]] => get displayed "orange"
![[#^myquote]] => get displayed "Unable to find section #^myquote in ..."