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My current Daily Note Template in Obsidian utilizing Templater and DataView Plugins
---
creation date: <% tp.file.creation_date() %>
tags: DailyNote <% tp.file.title.split('-')[0] %>
---
modification date: <%+ tp.file.last_modified_date("dddd Do MMMM YYYY HH:mm:ss") %> // This doesn't currently work in front matter, hoping that gets fixed.
# <% tp.file.title %>
<< [[<% tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD", -1, tp.file.title, "YYYY-MM-DD") %>]] | [[<% tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD", 1, tp.file.title, "YYYY-MM-DD") %>]]>>
## Tasks
#### Over Due
```tasks
not done
due before <% tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD") %>
```
#### Due Today
```tasks
not done
due on <% tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD") %>
```
#### New Today
- [ ]
## Meeting Log
### 0000:
## Daily Log
### [[Project 1]]
### [[Project 2]]
### [[Project 3]]
## Daily Check List
### Start of Day
- [ ] Check Email
- [ ] Check Teams
- [ ] Check showing online
- [ ] Check Calendar - Time Block
### End of Day
- [ ] Show Offline
- [ ] Clean Unused Headings in Daily Log
- [ ] Check tomorrow's calendar
## Other Tasks
#### No Due Date
```tasks
not done
no due date
```
#### Done Today
```tasks
done on <% tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD") %>
```
@brimwats1
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Might be worth noting that tp.date.yesterday exists, much cleaner than your current :)

**← y'day:** [[<%tp.date.yesterday()%>]] | [[<%tp.date.tomorrow()%>]] **to'mor →** 

@bennewton999
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@brimwats - I initially used those or something similar - but that will only work if you create the note on the same day. If you are creating notes on different days, you'll want the file name to be used as the base date for the links.

@brimwats1
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@bennewton999 that's an excellent point. I don't know if IOS has something similar, but Android's Macrodroid or Automate automatically creates a new daily note for me every morning at 2AM, and it's open when I wake up, so I haven't run into that problem yet. thanks for explaining!

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bennewton999 commented Jan 3, 2022 via email

@kmf
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kmf commented Jan 6, 2022

@brimwats you can do that with an Automation and iOS Shortcuts, I have one that runs at 5:00 every morning

@kennygokh
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When I clicked the previous day or next day link, it created a new file with the script name instead of pointing to daily note file I have created previous day. Any advise what went wrong? Script below. Screenshot attached on the file created.

<%+ tp.file.title %>

<< [[<%+ tp.date.now("YYYYMMDD ddd", -1, tp.file.title, "YYYYMMDD ddd") %>]] | [[<%+ tp.date.now("YYYYMMDD ddd", 1, tp.file.title, "YYYYMMDD ddd") %>]]>>

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@bennewton999
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Try removing the "+". I tried your code snippet, and after removing them, it worked.

<< [[<% tp.date.now("YYYYMMDD ddd", -1, tp.file.title, "YYYYMMDD ddd") %>]] | [[<% tp.date.now("YYYYMMDD ddd", 1, tp.file.title, "YYYYMMDD ddd") %>]]>>

@kennygokh
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kennygokh commented Jan 7, 2022

Thanks for your advice. After removing "+", in preview mode, it displayed the script. Hence, when you clicked the link, it came to the same problem as mentioned earlier.

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@bennewton999
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Hmm, the code I shared is cut and pasted right from a working template. It's odd that the title is being updated by Templater, but the links are not. Silly question, you are updating the template and not the note itself, correct?

@kennygokh
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kennygokh commented Jan 8, 2022

Not sure either. I am updating in notes, not in template. I tried both updating. Same problems. :-(

@bennewton999
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You have to update the template, the process the template in a note. Cutting and pasting the Templater code directly into the note is just considered text. That is why it’s not working.

@kennygokh
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Thanks @bennewton999. I have updated the templates as advised. However, my mistake was that I didn't use the Open Daily command to create daily note. Instead, I was manually creating the note and insert the daily note template. It is now working correctly. Thanks :-)

@Broodje-met-Beleg
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Is there a way to get these codes in other languages?
Now all my notes show the date in English, but I'd like them to be in Dutch.

@svonjoi
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svonjoi commented Jan 28, 2022

@Broodje-met-Beleg use default YYYY-mm-dd format so u always have option to order your stuff by date

@aCyberVoid
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Hello! I just finished reading this whole thread and reviewed how you use the task plugin, but I still can not get Other tasks from duplicating what I have, even when I set a date for everything to test. For example, I set Check Email to daily, and set a date for everything just to test, but it still shows under Other Tasks. How would I go about preventing this?

@paulowen
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paulowen commented Feb 2, 2022

@aCyberVoid I 'think' (I'm new to Obsidian and Ben's content) obsidian-tasks is picking up the tasks as defined in the template also, hence the duplicates. obsidian-tasks has a filter for Paths so I added a path does not include Templates to the block, where 'Templates' is the name of my subfolder, like:

```tasks
not done
no due date
path does not include Templates
```

I no longer have duplicates and nothing else appears broken, but perhaps there is a better way to solve this?

@edenhare
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Hi - found your article on Medium and decided I liked your template and I was going to start using it. I am using the daily note plugin with this template. Templater is installed. when I click on daily notes to create a new note, I get an "invalid reference date format". I am not sure where to start looking to correct this.

@bennewton999
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@labrlearning - if you look at line 10, we are using the file name as the input for the dates for links to go forward and back a day. If you're not using the same format for your file names, you will have to update this line.

@itsmyfirstname
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itsmyfirstname commented Jul 26, 2022

Hi - found your article on Medium and decided I liked your template and I was going to start using it. I am using the daily note plugin with this template. Templater is installed. when I click on daily notes to create a new note, I get an "invalid reference date format". I am not sure where to start looking to correct this.

Actually had a heck of a time getting the top portion of the doc to template correctly. Adding + seemed to do the trick, also had to adjust whitespace:

---
creation date: <%+ tp.file.creation_date() %>
tags: DailyNote-<%+tp.file.title.split('-')[1]%>-<%+tp.file.title.split('-')[2]%>
---

modification date: <%+ tp.file.last_modified_date("dddd Do MMMM YYYY HH:mm:ss") %>

# <%+ tp.file.title %>

<< [[<%+ tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD", -1, tp.file.title, "YYYY-MM-DD") %>]] | [[<%+ tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD", 1, tp.file.title, "YYYY-MM-DD") %>]]>>

@volvetcode
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how to deal with tasks from daily template in no due?

@michael-gaudet
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michael-gaudet commented Nov 19, 2022

Thanks @itsmyfirstname i had the same problem, that fixed it perfectly.

The only issue I have with this now is when Obsidian creates the daily note, these template fields all show up as the literal string “NaN”. But if I create a note and add the template, it works as expected.

Not sure if this is an obsidian Mobile thing or what. I’ll have to try with a desktop client.

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@fishnibble
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Thanks @itsmyfirstname i had the same problem, that fixed it perfectly.

The only issue I have with this now is when Obsidian creates the daily note, these template fields all show up as the literal string “NaN”. But if I create a note and add the template, it works as expected.

Not sure if this is an obsidian Mobile thing or what. I’ll have to try with a desktop client.

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I was able to fix this by

  • Making a folder for templates
  • setting templates path in templater
  • Setting daily temple to nothing
  • Making new daily temple with ctr + p + open daily note
  • alt + e select the template

I did however have to add this dataview to make sure it did not pick up tasks i added into the template (using dataview.js)

dv.taskList(dv.pages() .file.where(f => f.name != "Daily Note") .tasks.where(t => !t.completed)) 

@replete
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replete commented Jan 15, 2023

Thanks for sharing this.

In case it helps anyone, I wrote a CSS snippet to slight reduce the frontmatter visible priority. There isn't a selector to target the whole frontmatter (no containing div) but its better than nothing:

.cm-s-obsidian span.cm-def{
    font-size:25%;
}
.cm-s-obsidian .cm-hmd-frontmatter {
    font-size:75%;
}
.cm-s-obsidian span.cm-meta {
  color: var(--text-faint);
  opacity:0.5
}

@eulralx
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eulralx commented Nov 27, 2023

Hi, good morning, at first thanks so much for sharing your template. I use it since a lot of time. In the last weeks I've not worked a lot with Obsidian. Today I would start use it again and the following Tasks collections doesn't work anymore:

  • Over due
  • Due today
  • Done today

I'm not sure what changed or what I've to do, to fix it.

Can you help me or give me a hint what I have to do to be able to use the task collections again?

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@bennewton999
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Sorry - this is something I am no longer using or keeping up to date.

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