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From: "Christopher Causer" <ml-emacs-orgmode@chyc.co.uk>
To: orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: clock-table and hooking that into org-capture file+olp+datetree
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 16:32:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <44e81542-882d-4c36-adcd-69ca90b23f48@www.fastmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87mtwqziuj.fsf@aquinas>

On Sat, 30 Jan 2021, at 12:53, Richard Lawrence wrote:
> #+begin_src emacs-lisp
> (defun org-update-clocktable-on-date (date)
>   (save-excursion
>     ;; open the file containing the datetree:
>     (find-file (concat org-directory "/diary.org"))
>     ;; jump to the subtree for the given date:
>     ;; note: date must look like (m d y) where all three values are integers
>     (org-datetree-find-date-create date)
>     ;; narrow to the subtree for this date, so we don't update
>     ;; any other clocktables
>     (org-narrow-to-subtree)
>     ;; update the clock report, or create it if it doesn't exist
>     ;; note: we pass a prefix argument to tell org-clock-report to
>     ;; update the first clocktable it finds in the (narrowed) buffer
>     (org-clock-report t)
>     ;; widen to the whole buffer again
>     (widen)))
> #+end_src

This is wonderful Richard, and a great help to me. I had no idea of the org-datree-find-date-create, and the argument to org-clock-report cuts out a lot of my code. 

> Note that org-datetree-find-date has a slightly annoying interface, in
> that you need to provide a list of three integers representing a
> calendar date. 

Yes, that is a little awkward. What I did think of using was substrings to extract the date from the picker interface.

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(defun org-date-picker-to-list ()
  (let* ((date-string (org-read-date))
	 (year (substring date-string 0 4))
	 (month (substring date-string 5 7))
	 (day (substring date-string 8 10)))
    (mapcar 'string-to-number (list month day year))))

Does that look sensible? 

My two next things to tackle are 

1. A hook to run the function when I run org-capture.
2. Changing the org-clock-report options in your function above, but not the defaults.

For the second point, is there some trick to swap a global variable for the run of a function? The variable in this case would be org-clocktable-defaults.

Thank you so much Richard. You've probably saved me days of going through the org-mode documentation and source. 

  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-30 16:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-29 22:32 clock-table and hooking that into org-capture file+olp+datetree Christopher Causer
2021-01-30  8:40 ` Christopher Causer
2021-01-30 12:53   ` Richard Lawrence
2021-01-30 16:32     ` Christopher Causer [this message]
2021-01-30 17:09       ` Richard Lawrence
2021-01-30 22:40         ` Christopher Causer
2021-02-02  5:15           ` Kyle Meyer

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