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[BUG] Dates in Filename not parsed

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Describe the bug Using Capture To I’m trying to log the current file to my Daily Note. My date format does show up properly in settings for QuickAdd but it doesn’t actually parse into a date. Instead it shows up in my Daily notes as {{YYYY-MM-DD}} and the note I’m trying to log does not get logged into the file either.

Console error:

QuickAdd: (LOG) TemplaterError: Invalid reference date format, try specifying one with the argument 'reference_format' VM133:15096

Setup of Capture To: Screen Shot 2021-10-13 at 7 11 09 AM

Screen Shot 2021-10-13 at 7 12 41 AM

To Reproduce Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Setup Quick Add as described
  2. Run Action
  3. See file created but not with proper date format and not with link to the file I was currently active in
  4. See error

Expected behavior I expect that Quick Add will create the file if it doesn’t exist and then log the link to the current file after the Reading heading.

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Desktop (please complete the following information):

  • OS: macOS, iPadOS 15
  • Browser [e.g. chrome, safari]
  • Version [e.g. 22]

Smartphone (please complete the following information):

  • Device: M1 iPad Pro
  • OS: 15.0.1
  • Browser Stock Safari
  • Version latest

Additional context Templater also shows an error at the same time, but that may be because it’s looking at the file name to get the date it wants to parse into the variables and {{YYYY-MM-DD}} isn’t a valid date.

Screen Shot 2021-10-13 at 7 01 48 AM

Possibly Related:

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:5 (1 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

curtismchalecommented, Oct 28, 2021

I’m not seeing these problems now after a few days of testing so…gremlins I guess.

chhoumanncommented, Oct 20, 2021

Can i take a look at your template, I feel that your template may be the cause of the problem

Agreed, it could very well be the template. I tried to recreate it with no template, and it’s working as intended. This is potentially what’s happening: the file is created, but the Templater cannot parse the Templater code, so it fails. This exception immediately stops the QuickAdd creation process as well, so nothing is captured.

It looks like Templater is complaining about a reference date format. Here’s some more information about that:

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