I am trying to create a dynamically updating table to capture my various media consumption throughout this year. I’ve often looked back and thought “what did I even do/play/read/watch in the last year?”, and I am hoping to use data to solve that answer that question this time.
My current setup is that I have the following folder structure, and intend on creating files in each of these for individual entries
- Graphic Novels/
I am not tied to this (I was initially trying to use tags, but was struggling to parse something like #games/NAME and #books/NAME)
I’ve had a few false starts with dataview in getting this information out, largely by listing the files and then counting backlinks (this seems like its a good work around?), but none of it is really getting me all the way there. Ideally, what I’d want is a large table, with subtables for each media time, and entries on those tables for each piece of media, and a count of days I engaged with it. This allows the whole thing to be dynamic, letting me add new types of media as I go, if I want to be more specific at some point or other.
dataview list rows.file.link from "Media" group by file.folder
dataview table without id file.folder as "Type", file.link as "Name", length(file.inlink) as "Count" from "Media"
Thanks in advance, and I look forward to your insights.