From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ross A. Laird) To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Item ranking system? Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 12:55:12 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Matthew Lundin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Ian Barton <email@example.com> writes: > >> Ross A. Laird 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. >> >> What about making them all TODO items and using the priority filed for >> sorting. I don't use priorities myself, so I am not sure if you can >> change A, B, C, etc to 1, 2, 3. > > The easiest way to set custom priorities is to do so in the buffer. You > could simply add the following line to the top of the relevant file: > > #+PRIORITIES: 1 5 3 > > This line sets 1 as the highest priority, 5 as the lowest priority, and > 3 as the default priority. > > Then, once you have added priorities such as the following... > > * A list > ** [#5] Some item > ** [#4] Another item > ** [#2] Yet another item > > ...you can sort them by calling org-sort (C-c ^ p) on the heading. (C-c ^ > P will sort them in reverse order.) > > The other option here would be to create a "ranking" property for each > item with predefined entry options. You would still be able to sort the > list, but you could also view it as columns and capture it in a table > using dynamic blocks. (Of course, you could also display the priorities > above in column view.) > > #+PROPERTY: RANKING_ALL 1 2 3 4 5 > #+COLUMNS: %40ITEM %10RANKING > > * Some item > :PROPERTIES: > :RANKING: 3 > :END: > * Another item > :PROPERTIES: > :RANKING: 1 > :END: > * Yet another item > :PROPERTIES: > :RANKING: 5 > :END: > > Best, > Matt > Thanks for all the helpful responses. This list is great. Cheers. Ross -- Ross A. Laird, PhD Chair, Department of Creative Writing Faculty, Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts Kwantlen Polytechnic University
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-07-03 19:55 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 [this message] 2009-07-03 21:57 ` Samuel Wales 2009-07-03 18:21 ` Nick Dokos 2009-07-03 18:46 ` Nick Dokos
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