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* agenda timeline filtered by date range
@ 2012-09-25 15:28 Johan Sandblom
  2012-09-26 23:08 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Johan Sandblom @ 2012-09-25 15:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Hello.

Since a year or so I am using org-mode ever more intensively. Among 
other things, I use it to track my training in pediatric medicine. I 
keep a sort of combined diary and planner of events, courses and work 
schedules in a file called arbete.org, which tracks the four years since 
I started until as far into the future as there are concrete plans. 
Sometimes I like to discuss my progress with someone, and then I usually 
make an html export of the timeline in this file. The timeline is 
becoming rather long, but I do not feel it would make sense to divide it 
into several files since it is a logical compartment of life for me.

Is it possible to limit the timeline (or perhaps a custom agenda view) 
to a specific date range, for instance a year or "the fall of 2011"? I 
have searched the manual and FAQs but have found nothing that addresses 
this. Perhaps this reflects my misuse of org-mode, but on the other hand 
it does seem a useful feature (which probably means it exists but 
somehow eludes me).

Thank you for any help,

Johan Sandblom

-- 
Johan Sandblom, MD PhD
m +46735521477
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the
will to find out, which is the exact opposite
--Bertrand Russell

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* Re: agenda timeline filtered by date range
  2012-09-25 15:28 agenda timeline filtered by date range Johan Sandblom
@ 2012-09-26 23:08 ` Bastien
  2012-09-27  9:04   ` Johan Sandblom
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2012-09-26 23:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Johan Sandblom; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Ho Johan,

Johan Sandblom <js@ndblom.se> writes:

> Since a year or so I am using org-mode ever more intensively. Among other
> things, I use it to track my training in pediatric medicine. I keep a sort
> of combined diary and planner of events, courses and work schedules in a
> file called arbete.org, which tracks the four years since I started until
> as far into the future as there are concrete plans. Sometimes I like to
> discuss my progress with someone, and then I usually make an html export of
> the timeline in this file. The timeline is becoming rather long, but I do
> not feel it would make sense to divide it into several files since it is a
> logical compartment of life for me.
>
> Is it possible to limit the timeline (or perhaps a custom agenda view) to a
> specific date range, for instance a year or "the fall of 2011"? I have
> searched the manual and FAQs but have found nothing that addresses
> this. Perhaps this reflects my misuse of org-mode, but on the other hand it
> does seem a useful feature (which probably means it exists but somehow
> eludes me).

You can set `org-agenda-span' within a custom agenda view.

See this example:

(setq org-agenda-custom-commands
      '((" " "Next 10 days" agenda "List of rendez-vous for the next 10 days"
         ((org-agenda-span 10)))))

Hope this helps,

-- 
 Bastien

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* Re: agenda timeline filtered by date range
  2012-09-26 23:08 ` Bastien
@ 2012-09-27  9:04   ` Johan Sandblom
  2012-09-27  9:16     ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Johan Sandblom @ 2012-09-27  9:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bastien; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

2012-09-27 01:08 skrev Bastien:
> Ho Johan,
>
> Johan Sandblom <js@ndblom.se> writes:
>
>> Since a year or so I am using org-mode ever more intensively. Among 
>> other
>> things, I use it to track my training in pediatric medicine. I keep 
>> a sort
>> of combined diary and planner of events, courses and work schedules 
>> in a
>> file called arbete.org, which tracks the four years since I started 
>> until
>> as far into the future as there are concrete plans. Sometimes I like 
>> to
>> discuss my progress with someone, and then I usually make an html 
>> export of
>> the timeline in this file. The timeline is becoming rather long, but 
>> I do
>> not feel it would make sense to divide it into several files since 
>> it is a
>> logical compartment of life for me.
>>
>> Is it possible to limit the timeline (or perhaps a custom agenda 
>> view) to a
>> specific date range, for instance a year or "the fall of 2011"? I 
>> have
>> searched the manual and FAQs but have found nothing that addresses
>> this. Perhaps this reflects my misuse of org-mode, but on the other 
>> hand it
>> does seem a useful feature (which probably means it exists but 
>> somehow
>> eludes me).
>
> You can set `org-agenda-span' within a custom agenda view.
>
> See this example:
>
> (setq org-agenda-custom-commands
>       '((" " "Next 10 days" agenda "List of rendez-vous for the next 
> 10 days"
>          ((org-agenda-span 10)))))
>
> Hope this helps,

Yes, but that will not give the same days tomorrow, as it does today, 
will it? The idea would be to e.g. be able to compare one half year with 
the next and similar things. I am sure that there would be several uses 
for a method of selecting a date range in the agenda, perhaps counting 
the number of hits for certain tag or text matches ...

I thought I had just missed how to do this, but if the functionality is 
in fact missing, please consider this a most humble feature request. If 
my lisp-fu rises to a more useful level I will try to find a solution 
myself.

Johan

-- 
Johan Sandblom, MD PhD
m +46735521477
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the
will to find out, which is the exact opposite
--Bertrand Russell

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* Re: agenda timeline filtered by date range
  2012-09-27  9:04   ` Johan Sandblom
@ 2012-09-27  9:16     ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2012-09-27  9:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Johan Sandblom; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Johan,

Johan Sandblom <js@ndblom.se> writes:

> Yes, but that will not give the same days tomorrow, as it does today, will
> it? 

No.

You can use (org-agenda-start-day "2007-11-01") for this.

HTH,

-- 
 Bastien

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