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From: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
To: "Gregory J. Grubbs" <gregory@dynapse.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Handling phone calls
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:28:50 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87skci1ax9.fsf@gollum.intra.norang.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 87ocn6p7e2.fsf@dynapse.com

gregory@dynapse.com (Gregory J. Grubbs) writes:

> Bernt, I have been happily using your phone call templates and the BBDB
> integration.  The one thing that was bugging me was when someone calls
> who is not in my BBDB database (quite a high percentage, since I don't
> make much use of BBDB).  I wanted the prompt to let me quickly enter any
> name, and fill in the BBDB content if it was there.  
> My revamped template looks like this: 
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (setq my-phone-remember-templates
>       (quote (
>       ;; ... client templates deleted ... 
>       	      ("phone call" ?p "* Phone Call - %(gjg/bbdb-name) - %(gjg/bbdb-company)  %T\n  :CLOCK-IN:+ %?%&" "~/projects/notes.org" "Phone Calls"))))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> Rather than using the variables for BBDB, I am using custom functions to
> return name and company; those will return values from the BBDB record
> if it was found, otherwise the name function returns what I entered
> at the prompt, and the company function returns the empty string.
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (defvar gjg/remember-phone-record nil
>   "Either BBDB record vector, or person's name as a string, or nil")
> (defun my-phone-call ()
>   (interactive)
>   (let* ((org-remember-templates my-phone-remember-templates)
> 	 (myname (completing-read "Who is calling: " (bbdb-hashtable) 'bbdb-completion-predicate 'confirm))
> 	 (my-bbdb-name (if (> (length myname) 0) myname nil)))
>     (setq gjg/remember-phone-record 
> 	  (or (first (bbdb-search (bbdb-records) my-bbdb-name nil nil))
> 	      myname))
>     (other-window 1)
>     (org-remember)))
> (defun gjg/bbdb-name ()
>   "Return full name of saved bbdb record, or empty string - for use in Remember templates"
>   (if (and gjg/remember-phone-record (vectorp gjg/remember-phone-record))
>       (bbdb-record-name gjg/remember-phone-record)
>       (or gjg/remember-phone-record "")))
> (defun gjg/bbdb-company ()
>   "Return company of saved bbdb record, or empty string - for use in Remember templates"
>   (if (and gjg/remember-phone-record (vectorp gjg/remember-phone-record))
>       (bbdb-record-company gjg/remember-phone-record)
>       ""))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Hi Gregory,

Thanks very much for sharing this.  This looks like a nice improvement
to me.

Thanks for sharing your setup!


      reply	other threads:[~2009-11-13 19:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-09 22:55 Handling phone calls Bernt Hansen
2008-02-10  7:42 ` Carsten Dominik
2008-02-10 11:09   ` Bastien
2008-02-24  1:20 ` Nick Dokos
2009-11-13 19:11 ` Gregory J. Grubbs
2009-11-13 19:28   ` Bernt Hansen [this message]

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