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Re: [Orgmode] Item ranking system?

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Item ranking system?
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 14:46:25 -0400

Nick Dokos <address@hidden> wrote:

> Ross A. Laird <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > I'm sure there are many ways in org to accomplish my goal with this
> > particular project, which is to create a ranking system for items.
> > Here's the situation: I have about 200 items that I am evaluating. I
> > need each item to have a title, a tag, a note, and a ranking from 0 to
> > 5. Then, I need to be able to sort the items by rank, with items ranked
> > 5 at the top. I know that I can do this using tables in org, but I
> > prefer the flexibility of headings (some of the items might have long
> > notes attached to them, or links, or whatever). Also, I don't think I
> > can tag individual cells in a table, or operate on cells the way I can
> > with headings in org (move, refile, show and hide, etc.). So, I'm
> > looking for something that will allow me to have the best of worlds:
> > flexibility as with headings, and numerical sorting as with table cells.
> > 
> Properties, I think: attach a "ranking" property to each item. Even if
> there is no built-in to sort the items by ranking (and there might very well
> be - I just don't know), it should be fairly easy to use the property
> API to write a sort.

... and, of course, there *is* a built-in: org-sort with the R option

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