To-do document containing all to-do's from other documents

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What is the best way to create one document that would automatically display all to-do blocks scattered in all other documents? Something that would act as a to-do's dashboard.

Do I need to use tags or some page showing search results to achieve it?

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    • zxhd86

      copy and use it:

      {{SELECT * FROM blocks WHERE markdown LIKE '%[ ]%' AND subtype = 't' AND type = 'i'}}
    • ranggasan

      You can use embed block, and then insert this query

      For unfinished task
      SELECT * FROM blocks WHERE markdown LIKE '%[ ]%' AND subtype = 't' AND type = 'i'

      For finished task
      SELECT * FROM blocks WHERE markdown LIKE '%[x]%' AND subtype = 't' AND type = 'i'

    • rty16

      Firstly, I don't know how to do it. I start by typing {{ and paste code but the result is like this

      when I click outside it disappears.

      Secondly it is a query, so it shows search result. This search result cannot be sorted manually to give some order to it.

      This program is so great but without "how-to's" users will be limited to IT programmers who are trained to understand documentation.

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    • mka

      You can save the query inside the global search

    • justcosmic1

      I am also trying to achieve the same thing; so I copied and pasted these queries ; but I get the same error message as the original poster: "Search content block does not exist".

      It would be great to have a built in configurable tasks dashboard or kanban in the future.

      But for now I would just be happy if I could get this to work

      Many thanks in advance for any help

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      justcosmic1 updated this reply at 2024-03-03 01:22:34
      justcosmic1 updated this reply at 2024-03-03 01:19:28
      justcosmic1 updated this reply at 2024-03-03 01:10:31
    • justcosmic1

      I have since tried the "Simple Todo" Template, which seems to work to some degree: for example to pull in tasks from within the last month it creates and embed with the following sql:

      SELECT * from blocks WHERE type = "l" AND subtype = "t" AND created >= strftime('%Y%m%d%H%M%S', datetime('now', '-1 month')) AND markdown REGEXP "\* \[ \] \S+" AND parent_id not in ( select id from blocks where subtype = "t" ) ORDER BY created DESC

      Hope this might help someone.

      Looks like I need to learn some sql query language :)

    • justcosmic1

      OK so after looking at the sql in the template mentioned above, I noticed it does NOT have "{{...}}". So I tried the above sql again; but this time WITHOUT the curly brackets...and viola it works!😄

    • xhir

      I recently developed a Task List plug-in, I hope it can help you, for more information you can read this blog. And this plug-in has been put on the Marketplace, friends in need are welcome to experience it.


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      xhir updated this reply at 2024-03-25 14:01:39
    • justcosmic1

      Thanks for responding xhir. Yes I just noticed your plugin a couple of days ago so I will try it out too.

      I am now understanding how to query my tasks better, as well as create columns within SiYuan so I can display TODO, NEXT, DOING, DONE as well as priority, project or date filtering which can be really helpful in managing tasks. I mention these thing in case they are helpful ideas for your plugin.

      I will indeed try the plugin as I mentioned - It will be useful for sure to have a drop down task list available indepenent of which tab I have open, so it should suppliment my task workflow very well.

      Thanks again

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    • xhir

      Thanks for your recognition of this plug-in. I will continue to add more functions to better handle the daily workflow.

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      xhir updated this reply at 2024-04-11 02:50:27
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