Search operators for YAML metadata

Use case or problem

YAML metadata headers are a useful way to add information to a page. It would be nice to have a clean and efficient way to search them
using Obsidian’s core search features.

Proposed solution

A search operator like key:: (notice the double colon), where “key” is any arbitrary metadata header in your notes’ YAML metadata.

Current workaround (optional)


However, Dataview queries are a bit harder to write than Obsidian’s core search queries, and there’s no “search pane” for dataview.