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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") %>
```
@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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