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Re: Force creation of org id in template

From: Gustavo Barros
Subject: Re: Force creation of org id in template
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:30:48 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 at 19:40, Gustavo Barros <gtvbrs@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 at 22:33, Michael Heerdegen <michael_heerdegen@web.de> 
> wrote:
>> I'm not sure.  I see that creating an id involves slightly more than
>> adding the property - see the `org-id-add-location' call in
>> `org-id-get'.  Calling the higher level `org-id-get' or the like in a
>> %() spec in a template fails however, since when it's called a temp
>> buffer not associated with a file is current.
>> And then I'm also not sure if the above is always secure when something
>> else in the template spec wants to add a (different) property.  Do you
>> know?
> Not really.  `org-id' usually "just works" for me, so I never had to dig
> anything deeper there.  But, as far as I recall, this is meant to add
> the new ID on the IDs file.  Considering your capture template is likely
> to be on your agenda files, this is probably not going to be of
> concern (meaning here these files will eventually be scanned and the ID
> found).  But, if it is, you could then go with `%(org-id-get nil t)`,
> right?  It does seem to be more appropriate either way, I agree.
> I have stored here in my init file a message from the list describing
> the procedure Org uses to try to find an ID, you might find it useful:
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2009-11/msg01195.html
> Regarding the second issue, of course, you should end up with a single
> properties drawer, and the template should ensure that.

Indeed, `%(org-id-get nil t)` fails.

But the following works:

(defun org-id-get-new-id ()
  (let ((id (org-id-get nil t)))

To my surprise, I had to make it interactive. Perhaps that's what made
the previous try fail.


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