I would like to find out how to use the new properties feature in combination with dataview.
I have created a couple of custom tags:
“1” is a text field
“2” is a list field
Both fields contain info: “1” only has one entry, “2” contains multiple entries. For the sake of this example, I will call them: true and false
What I would like to do:
Query my vault for
- files that contain “project” in its tags
- and also contain the true content within the list field “2”
How would I go about doing that?
I have great difficulty wrapping my head around dataview queries and suffer from added confusion because I am not sure what the additional fields I created are.
Are they actual tags? I assume not because the contents do not pop up in my tags list. But there we go: me and my Dataview noobness …
I will appreciate any help with a gracious bow and utmost gratitude…
Hi. Properties are just fields in the frontmatter, simply query them by their name. A comment on your usage is that you’re using the wrong type of property; if you want a true/false kind of field, your type should be
checkbox --see screenshot below.
E.g.: I have a set of files in a folder named
Folder, with a boolean (checkbox) property named “published”:
This query filters the most recently written unpublished (
published=false) drafts in
TABLE WITHOUT ID
file.link as "", file.ctime as "Draft started on"
WHERE published = false
SORT file.cday DESC
In your case, I am not sure that numbers are valid property names for dataview, as my query stops working if I rename my
2. If, instead, you were using
tested as a name, then your query would be something like:
TABLE WITHOUT ID
file.link as ""
WHERE tested = true
How does the property work in queries if they have spaces in them?