Hello, as key parts of my notes often end up as a YAML set of key:value, I am looking for a way to make this look better. For example:
I would rather see:
Is this possible?
I see literally zero difference between your three examples.
If the difference was using spaces, you may need to edit (or reply) using non-breaking spaces (“nbsp;” preceded by an “&”) to preserve the differences.
Minor word of warning: whitespace/indentation is significant in YAML (similar to Python and Nim) – you can use spaces to line up values, but spaces at the beginning of a line can change a key to a subkey …
There were spaces in my draft! - and I just found out that I can put key:value in a table:
URL:: | http://www.google.com
Id:: | MyId
Pw:: | MyPW
… rendered as:
…and this is how the dataview table looks like:
I just cannot get rid of the pipes.
I got rid of the pipes in the dataview wih substring(value,2):
…unless there is a more elegant solution?
I think this plugin would meet your criteria. but this is only for YAML. it doesn’t affect inline
key:: value. if u want to use that, perhaps use it in this manner. if u want to really align, then some css might work
[keyalpha:: value first]
[keybeta:: value second one]
Thank you for your answer. However this plugin does not seem to do anything, apart from hiding the “::”. No alignment whatsoever… Should I post a feature request? Again the idea is simply to improve the look of a note, the content of which is essentially a list of key:value sets.
The keys with double colons (
::) aren’t YAML — that’s DataView’s syntax.
You are certainly right but… If I do not type a double colon after the key, the value does not appear in the dataview table :
You need to put 3 hyphens on the lines before and after it (and the whole thing together starts on the first line of the note):
That’s a YAML frontmatter block, and its contents should appear in DataView tables.
(Obviously you can use DataView syntax instead if you prefer.)