Thanks to @holroy’s help I have a script that finds PDFs with names that contain the name of the current file (great for finding receipts for an ‘organization’ page). I even expanded it to work with aliases of the current file (well, the first 3 aliases at least). It also lists Incoming links, and both sections only appear if there is content, otherwise they are hidden:
Doesn’t have any effect. I’ve looked through a lot of posts, and one mentioned the fact that even though my posts begin with numbers, they will be sorted alphabetically. No idea how I’d force it to use numbers instead of characters (plus in my example, I don’t think it’s sorting alphabetically). Other posts talk about sorting by ctime, but in my case ctime isn’t accurate as I’ve added old files recently, so the date at the beginning of the file name (YYYYMMDD) is what should govern the order. I’m at a loss, anyone have any suggestions?
I missed out on commenting the sorting option on the other post, my bad.
Sorting within dataviewjs is a little icky, as it requires you to define a sort function which returns -1 if the first item comes before the second item, 0 if they’re the same, and 1 if the first item comes after the second item.
If this was only numbers you could do:
.sort( (a, b) => a - b )
// or if the number was in a.number
.sort( (a, b) => a.number - b.number )
When dealing with strings within objects, this needs some logic to produce the correct output, or the use of a dedicated function. This function which should work nicely in your case is the String.prototype.localeCompare(). Using this in combination with how sort() expects its parameters we end up with something like:
You definitely know your stuff! I’m still struggling to understand the language, but using your code, and adding a ‘.reverse()’ at the end has got me where I wanted to be. It’s sorting perfectly now. Thanks again, you rock!