I’ve been able to set up multiple Dataviews based on information in my in-progress novel. One thing I keep going back to Ulysses for is for a cumulative word count of all the chapters in my current project. I’m trying to solve this problem using Dataview but am not positive how to do what I want.
I currently use this query to create a table that lists the word count by chapter:
table chapter as CH, wordCount as "Word Count", povCharacter as POV from "" where (bookName = "The Sub Shop") AND (chapter != "00") sort chapter asc
It works great to compare the word count by chapter. Yay. Great.
I want a way to see what the total word count is of everything in the “wordCount” column.
I’m just not seeing how to do it. Is there a way to count all the word counts that are returned?
That’s really all I want. I still go to Ulysses to get the total word count for the project at this point when I want a quick idea of where it’s at. I have both Ulysses and Obsidian tied to the same directory so the content can be updated in both places. But Ulysses includes all my frontmatter when it counts the totals, which isn’t ideal
Can anyone help me? It’s probably something simple I just don’t know how to do.