François Allisson <franc...@allisson.co> writes:

> When one uses the following template expansion,
>> %^{prop}p   Prompt the user for a value for property ‘prop’.
> it supposes one to supply a non-empty string of characters. If one
> simply hits RETURN on a given prompt for property, the capture process
> ends with an
>> org-capture: Capture abort: (quit)
> message. This means that all prompts for properties are mandatory. It
> this a feature or a bug?

I tried reproducing your issue with the following template:

  ("B" "BUG" entry (file "/tmp/bug-capture.org") "* %?%^{prop}p")

However, I cannot reproduce it.

> Of course, if I ask the question, it is because I clearly see use cases
> for optional properties prompts (which would leave empty the property in
> question): you ask for several information, which you don't always have;
> and you don't want the capture process to quit because of that. But may
> be there is a better way to achieve this?

Another problem is: do you want to skip the property altogether, or set
it to an empty string?

> Org 9.0.10 / Emacs 25.2.1

I suggest to update Org, BTW.


Nicolas Goaziou

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