thanks for helping me to understand if the following way to solve a problem I have is the right one, or not, and how to actually implement it.
Details: I have a folder of ~2K “source notes” that collectively have over 1000 tags.
In my work, I need Obsidian also to see, group, filter, compare, merge, search those source notes… only on ~5/6% of those tags (the ESSENTIAL ones, stuff like “digitalDivide”, “Education”…)
All the other tags are ADDITIONAL information that is actually needed maybe once per trimester (e.g. “france” to know WHERE something happened), but clutter too much the graph view and everything else.
So I badly need to take the additional tags out of sight, but keep the possibility to also see/filter on them.
Now, I know how to separate the two sets in all notes automatically with Perl, that is rewriting all the frontmatters with a new property, from
tags: [digitalDivide, france, OTHER TAGS]
tags:[digitalDivide, OTHER ESSENTIAL TAGS] additional: [france, OTHER ADDITIONAL TAGS]
my real problem/question is, I am not sure this IS the way to get what I need. Is it, or are there better ways, e.g. moving all the ESSENTIAL tags from frontmatter to internal links like
[[digitalDIVIDE] at the end of each post, or something else entirely? Thoughts? Similar experiences?
I would also welcome pointers/tips on how to work after reformatting the notes, that is how to see, filter, etc. both on the “tags” and on the “additional” properties, but that is a separate issue.