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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: "Ross A. Laird" <ross@rosslaird.info>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Item ranking system?
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 14:21:24 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <17160.1246645284@gamaville.dokosmarshall.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from ross@rosslaird.info (Ross A. Laird) of "Fri, 03 Jul 2009 11:04:26 PDT." <87my7lod79.fsf@rosslaird.info>

Ross A. Laird <ross@rosslaird.info> wrote:

> I'm sure there are many ways in org to accomplish my goal with this
> particular project, which is to create a ranking system for items.
> Here's the situation: I have about 200 items that I am evaluating. I
> need each item to have a title, a tag, a note, and a ranking from 0 to
> 5. Then, I need to be able to sort the items by rank, with items ranked
> 5 at the top. I know that I can do this using tables in org, but I
> prefer the flexibility of headings (some of the items might have long
> notes attached to them, or links, or whatever). Also, I don't think I
> can tag individual cells in a table, or operate on cells the way I can
> with headings in org (move, refile, show and hide, etc.). So, I'm
> looking for something that will allow me to have the best of worlds:
> flexibility as with headings, and numerical sorting as with table cells.

Properties, I think: attach a "ranking" property to each item. Even if
there is no built-in to sort the items by ranking (and there might very well
be - I just don't know), it should be fairly easy to use the property
API to write a sort.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-07-03 18:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-07-03 18:04 Ross A. Laird
2009-07-03 18:16 ` Ian Barton
2009-07-03 18:36   ` Matthew Lundin
2009-07-03 19:55     ` Ross A. Laird
2009-07-03 21:57       ` Samuel Wales
2009-07-03 18:21 ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2009-07-03 18:46   ` Nick Dokos

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