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Re: [O] [PATCH] No completion when querying for property value in captur

From: Eric Danan
Subject: Re: [O] [PATCH] No completion when querying for property value in capture template
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2018 22:29:25 +0200

OK I think I understand why it doesn't work. I'm attaching a simple
patch that hopefully solves the issue. I've put comments in the commit
message. Please let me know if anything is not clear or if you see


On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:18 PM Eric Danan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thanks.
>> As far as I know it is not currently possible to get property
>> auto-completion from the property list of the file itself.
> I don't understand: when I call "org-set-property" directly from the file 
> (C-c C-x p), it does get all the property values in the file and proposes 
> them for completion. I am probably missing your pint, could I ask you to 
> explain?
> Only when I use the "%^{prop}p" capture template element are the values not 
> offered. I don't understand why because looking at the code of 
> "org-capture-fill-template", it seems to simply call "org-set-property" for 
> this element.
>> but you could still make use of the stock property in the template and 
>> auto-complete
>> from there
>> For instance:
>> ("T" "TEST" entry (file+headline"/tmp/test.org" "drill")
>>         "** TEST  \n :PROPERTIES:\n :Effort: 
>> %^{prompt|0:10|0:20|0:30|1:00|2:00|3:00}\n :END: \n %^{PROMPT} " )
>> see the rest of the thread for more details 
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2011-10/msg01339.html
> Yes I've read the rest of the thread, but that's not always feasible. In my 
> use case, the property values are titles of academic journals, I can't list 
> them all inside a "%^{prompt}" template element, I need them to be fetched 
> from the file.
> Thanks again.
> Eric

Attachment: 0001-org-capture.el-Offer-property-value-completions-in-c.patch
Description: Source code patch

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