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From: Gustavo Barros <gtvbrs@gmail.com>
To: Michael Heerdegen <michael_heerdegen@web.de>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Force creation of org id in template
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:30:48 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87mu08lg47.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87sga0lign.fsf@gmail.com> (Gustavo Barros's message of "Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:40:08 -0300")


On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 at 19:40, Gustavo Barros <gtvbrs@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 at 22:33, Michael Heerdegen <michael_heerdegen@web.de> wrote:
>
>> I'm not sure.  I see that creating an id involves slightly more than
>> adding the property - see the `org-id-add-location' call in
>> `org-id-get'.  Calling the higher level `org-id-get' or the like in a
>> %() spec in a template fails however, since when it's called a temp
>> buffer not associated with a file is current.
>>
>> And then I'm also not sure if the above is always secure when something
>> else in the template spec wants to add a (different) property.  Do you
>> know?
>
> Not really.  `org-id' usually "just works" for me, so I never had to dig
> anything deeper there.  But, as far as I recall, this is meant to add
> the new ID on the IDs file.  Considering your capture template is likely
> to be on your agenda files, this is probably not going to be of
> concern (meaning here these files will eventually be scanned and the ID
> found).  But, if it is, you could then go with `%(org-id-get nil t)`,
> right?  It does seem to be more appropriate either way, I agree.
>
> I have stored here in my init file a message from the list describing
> the procedure Org uses to try to find an ID, you might find it useful:
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2009-11/msg01195.html
>
> Regarding the second issue, of course, you should end up with a single
> properties drawer, and the template should ensure that.

Indeed, `%(org-id-get nil t)` fails.

But the following works:

(defun org-id-get-new-id ()
  (interactive)
  (let ((id (org-id-get nil t)))
    id))

To my surprise, I had to make it interactive. Perhaps that's what made
the previous try fail.

Best,
Gustavo.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-26 23:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-26 18:26 Michael Heerdegen
2020-10-26 19:24 ` gusbrs.2016
2020-10-26 21:33   ` Michael Heerdegen
2020-10-26 22:40     ` Gustavo Barros
2020-10-26 23:30       ` Gustavo Barros [this message]
2020-10-27  6:12         ` Colin Baxter

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