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From: "Nils Schween" <nils.schween@web.de>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Capture Template Diary Entry: file+datetree+prompt use the prompted timestamp including the time when time is specified
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 12:59:47 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <trinity-52453a23-7411-419c-8e84-f8dede1b8469-1589799587924@3c-app-webde-bap63> (raw)

Dear members of the org-mode mailing list,

a week ago I spent some time to set up a capture template to
directly write appointments to my calendar file (i.e. to write
diary entries). It looks as follows:

("d" "Diary entry" entry (file+datetree+prompt "~/MPIK-Nextcloud/emacs/.org/kalender.org")
     		      "* %i%?\n  %T")

And it works as expected: When calling the capture template, I am prompted for a
date and I can also type a time, and on saving everything is stored at the
correct location in the datetree. Perfect. But in case I do not enter a time,
00:00 is inserted. This is unfortunate. Okay, I can replace "%T" in the template
with "%t", but then any specification of time is ignored.

Instead, I would love to mimic the behaviour of the function "org-time-stamp". Calling it
prompts for a date, and if I do not specify a time, only the date is inserted.
In case I specify a time or a range (i.e. 10:00-12:00) the timestamp is
supplemented with this additional information.

The use-case is the following: Some of my appointments last a whole day, and
others start at a specified time and some of them last e.g. only two hours. To
capture all these cases, I would need a template expansion inserting the
timestamp as I entered it when prompted, i.e. if a specify a time, it includes
it and if not it does not. Of course, this should also be true for e.g.

I tried a lot to get the desired behaviour by testing variants of the following
combination of org-mode functions and variables.
%(org-insert-time-stamp (org-read-date nil t org-read-date-final-answer) t)

I was not able to produce what I wanted.
Does anyone have a workaround or an idea how I could implement the described and
wished behaviour? Thanks.

With best regards,

             reply	other threads:[~2020-05-18 11:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-18 10:59 Nils Schween [this message]
2020-05-20  4:02 ` Kyle Meyer
2020-05-20  6:49   ` Aw: " Nils Schween

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