Good morning, Stephan, BOTTOM LINE: a journal tiddler will work, I just have to drop the project number requirement in the title. Consider that done. *I still want* (and don't know how) to get a field value from the storyTiddler.
Ever do something because it was the first way you concepted it, only to struggle? And then someone comes along and asks, "why that way, why not another?"? :) Well ... there's part of your answer. My first thought was to display, as part of the tiddler title, a time/date stamp (keeps titles unique), along with the project number the entry was about, and a bit of text for additional information. As I learn more about TW filtered lists, the need for the project number in the title diminishes, as long as that project number is available elsewhere in a tiddler for filtering use. And, I can easily include text literals with the time/datestamp tiddler name. HOWEVER, I still have use cases for getting a field value from a host tiddler (the storyTiddler?) for use in generating a new tiddler. In this case, I want to get the value of the projectnumber field from the host tiddler and put it in a projectnumber field of a new tiddler. I can already do something like this, if 1) the host tiddler's title IS the project number (and nothing else), and 2) I use that title as the value for the new tiddler's projectnumber field. This works, but feels clunky because a title is not the same (conceptually) as a project number, even though they are the same (textually) in this particular use case. While a tag seems to be the best way to provide inclusion of a tiddler into a larger set, there might be multiple tags, and how am I to know which one is a project number and which ones are not? A projectnumber field seems to be a better way to denote inclusion into a project set, in this case. So, I want to use a field for a project number, and not rely solely on tags to contain the project number. (This opens up the question of best uses for tags versus fields.) In any case, thank you for looking at this and asking your question. A second look from a different point of view is frequently valuable, and it gets me out of a thinking rut I didn't realize I was in. Thanks again! ~Mark On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:44:16 AM UTC-5, Stephan Hradek wrote: > > Before taking too many steps and making it overly complicated: Have you > thought about utilising a Journal tiddler? > > Take a look at "Making a custom journal button > <https://tiddlywiki.com/#Making%20a%20custom%20journal%20button:%5B%5BMaking%20a%20custom%20journal%20button%5D%5D%20HelloThere%20GettingStarted%20Community>" > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TiddlyWiki" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tiddlywiki+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/tiddlywiki. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/tiddlywiki/97503923-e195-4f6a-bae5-e99c98e04764%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.