If you use front matter in your daily notes, via a template or otherwise, you can use data view to create a note that summarized all your daily notes:
This how the daily note looks like with the front matter key:value pairs:
This how the summary file will be generated:
This is the Dataview code used:
table Summary, Reading, Mood, Diet, Exercise
from "Daily Notes"
where Reading !=null
I hope you find it useful.
Also, you can use the inline
Key:: Value as well if you like something to be a part of the note body and not be hidden in YAML. And that works with tags! I used to have a #watched tag which I’d write in my daily note bullets where I watched an interesting YouTube video or movie. Now I do it like this,
- Some note about something
- #watched:: [[Inception (2009)]] with [[John Doe]]
- More notes about other things
And the query in my
Watch Log note,
TABLE watched as Watched
SORT file.ctime ASC
Key:: value part needs to either be on it’s own line OR start as the first part of a sentence. Something like
I #watched:: Inception doesn’t work but
Woke up late today. #watched:: Inception works.
These are great tips! They take Dataview to a new level by organically integrating it right into the body of the note itself instead of the front matter.