Obsidian is my third most used application after Keyboard Maestro and Alfred. I’ve been using the dataview plugin since I got started with Obsidian. It’s an incredible plugin that gives you the ability to treat your notes like database records. In this example I’ll show how I use dataview to make my projects queryable, and then how I use Obsidian-Charts to make some bar charts of this data.
Using Dataview Variables
Here’s an example of a Project file in my Obsidian vault:
Here’s what my current Obsidian Daily Note looks like:
I’m pleased with this, having come from a pretty bland Daily Note setup prior to this. I’ll explain the setup:
As of July 15, 2022 this only works as expected if you edit in regular source mode, not live preview mode (the live preview won’t show the styling; see https://www.reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD/comments/vz2mw5/comment/ig9g0k9)
I set up the “Daily notes” plugin as follows: