Task View for Homepage

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What I’m trying to do

Hello! I’m trying to create a multi-column view of tasks for my home page but I’m really struggling with the query and view.

Things I have tried

This is the one I am trying to modify now.

```tasks 
not done  
sort by priority  
sort by due  
sort by scheduled  
sort by starts  
group by function task.happens.moment? (task.due.moment?.isBefore(moment(), 'day') ? task.due.format("[%%0%%‼️ Overdue]") : (task.due.moment?.isBetween(moment(), moment(), 'day', '[]') ? task.due.format("[%%1%%❗ Due Today]") : (task.happens.moment?.isBefore(moment().add(1, 'day'), 'day') ? task.happens.format("[%%2%%📆 Scheduled Today]") : (task.happens.moment?.isBefore(moment().add(7, 'days'), 'day') ? task.happens.format("[%%3%%⬆️ Upcoming]") : task.happens.format("[%%4%%💤Beyond Seven Days]"))))) : "No Date"  
group by function reverse task.scheduled.format("%%%%")  
limit groups 10  
hide task count  


I've also tried to modify this one where it would just list today, the buttons, and then the tasks.


await dv.view("tasks", {pages: ""})

What tools are you using? The dataview plugin? The tasks plugin?

Tasks and dataview

UPDATE:

So I’ve managed to create this view which I actually like but is there a way to shorten the task name in the column and have a priority level?

Plug ins: dataview, tasks

> [!multi-column]
> > [!danger] Do Now
>>  ```tasks
> not done
> due before today
> 
> > [!warning] Do Today
>> ```tasks
> not done
> due today
> short mode
> 
>  > [!todo] Do Next
>> ```tasks
> not done
> due tomorrow
> 
>> [!success] Upcoming
>>  ```tasks
>> 	not done
>> 	due after today
>> 	due before in one week
>> 	short mode
>> 	hide edit button
>> 	hide backlink
>>```
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Thanks for any advice!

When starting to read I thought, no problem, it’s just to do FLATTEN ... as visual, but that is a Dataview specific solution. Initially I was not sure if Tasks is capable of changing the task text and still allowing it to be a normal task.

But looking through the Tasks documentation, it seems you can hide the various dates, if that’s your goal. See Layout - Tasks User Guide - Obsidian Publish

If I understand it correctly, you could do stuff like:

hide due date
show urgency
hide created date

Hope this helps! I actually kind of like those options to hide/show various parts of the tasks.

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Thanks so much! I’ll give it a try!

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