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From: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Florian Lindner <mailinglists@xgm.de>
Cc: Org Mode List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Get list of top-level headings
Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 09:33:16 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJ51ETqtrazCLh8WS3+mufr5rn10ADzEd0h7ft51RQp+BhGMvw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <41-60a4c380-5-7d67d100@4304905>

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I think this is all you need to get a list of titles of level 1 headings as

(org-map-entries (lambda () (fifth (org-heading-components))) "LEVEL=1")

this also works for me:

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(org-map-entries (lambda () (org-element-property :title
(org-element-at-point)) ) "LEVEL=1")


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On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 3:51 AM Florian Lindner <mailinglists@xgm.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> I, an Emacs Lisp newbie, want to get a list of all top-level headings of
> the current buffer. My approach so far is:
> (defun test-org-map()
>   (interactive)
>   (setq headings '())
>   (org-map-entries (lambda ()
>                      (setq current-header-item (org-element-property
> :title (org-element-at-point))
>                      (message "Header: %s" current-header-item)
>                      (message "Is String: %s" (stringp
> (org-element-property :title (org-element-at-point))))
>                      (setq headings (append current-header-item headings))
>                      )
>                    "LEVEL=1"
>                    )
>   (dolist (heading headings)
>     (message "Header Item: %s" heading)
>     )
>   )
> This gives the otput:
> Header: AAA
> Is String: t
> Header: BBB
> Is String: t
> Header Item: 66 [3 times]
> Header Item: 65 [3 times]
> so basically the (org-element-property :title (org-element-at-point) does
> exactly what I want, but building the list does not what I want. I suppose
> that comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of how strings work in elisp.
> I would appreciate a short explanation (or pointers) why this does not
> work. And of course, I am very open to completely different, likely better,
> approches to that simply problem!
> Thanks,
> Florian

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-19 13:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-19  7:50 Get list of top-level headings Florian Lindner
2021-05-19 13:33 ` John Kitchin [this message]
2021-05-19 14:15   ` Jonathan Gregory
2021-05-19 14:36     ` John Kitchin
2021-05-19 13:48 ` Jonathan Gregory

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