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Re: [O] Agenda filtering (take 2)

From: Narendra Joshi
Subject: Re: [O] Agenda filtering (take 2)
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:07:33 +0530
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Richard Lawrence <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi everyone,
> About a year ago, I wrote: 
>>> Is there a simple way for me to say to the agenda, "Show me all (and only)
>>> the NEXT tasks that are part of a project whose deadline is before (say)
>>> 2016-11-01"?  It seems like this should be possible with the built-in agenda
>>> but I can't quite figure it out.  The tricky thing is filtering by the
>>> deadline of the parent project, which might be several levels up. 
> I'm still stuck on this, so I'd like to ask this question again. Bastien
> responded: 
>> I would add a category to each project, then use something along this: 
>> ("N" "My important tasks" tags-todo
>> "CATEGORY={cat1\\|cat2}+TODO={NEXT}+DEADLINE<=\"<+3d>\"") 
> But that doesn't seem to work for me.  The problem is that the tasks I want to
> list in the tags-todo search don't themselves have deadlines; only their 
> parent
> projects do.
> I have a file with projects that look like this:
> ** TODO Foo University DEADLINE: <2017-11-01>
> *** NEXT Determine application requirements for Foo U.
> *** TODO Submit application
> I'd like to see a list of just NEXT tasks in this file, sorted by the deadline
> of their parent projects.
> I thought that property inheritance would be the way to do this. So I tried: 
>        ("jn" "Job application NEXT tasks" tags-todo
> "+jobmarket+application+TODO={NEXT}"       ((org-use-property-inheritance t))
> (org-agenda-sorting-strategy '(deadline-up)))) 
> as well as
>        ("jn" "Job application NEXT tasks" tags-todo
> "+jobmarket+application+TODO={NEXT}"       ((org-use-property-inheritance
> '("DEADLINE"))        (org-agenda-sorting-strategy '(deadline-up)))) 
> in org-agenda-custom-commands.  But neither seems to work.  Can anyone provide
> any insights here?  Is it possible for sub-tasks within a project to inherit
> their deadline? 
Found an already asked question that might help:
You can set org-agenda-sorting-strategy to `user-defined-up' and use the
function used in the thread I have posted above to compare two NEXT entries.

> Many thanks as always!
> Best,
> Richard

Narendra Joshi

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