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Add function to copy template of Org Mode item to location at point

This is a convenience function and has been bound to a shortcut for easier
usage.  This function is supposed to be the standard way to copy templates.
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Daniel Borchmann 7 months ago
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  1. 2
      init.el
  2. 3
      site-lisp/db-customize.el
  3. 43
      site-lisp/db-org.el

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init.el

@ -748,7 +748,7 @@
db/org-mark-current-default-task
db/export-diary
db/org-copy-template-for-periodic-task
db/org-copy-template-from-id
db/org-copy-template
db/org-copy-body-from-item-to-point
db/org-find-links-to-current-item
db/org-add-link-to-other-item

3
site-lisp/db-customize.el

@ -148,7 +148,8 @@ in the main agenda view."
("Org Clock Goto" ?c org-clock-goto)
("Info Lookup" ?I counsel-info-lookup-symbol)
("Unicode Lookup" ?U counsel-unicode-char)
("Timeline of Day" ?T timeline-tools-format-timeline-of-day))
("Timeline of Day" ?T timeline-tools-format-timeline-of-day)
("Copy template to point" ?C db/org-copy-template))
"Mapping of frequently used features to functions implementing
them. Can be used in application shortcuts such as
`db/helm-shortcuts. Each entry is a list of three items: a

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site-lisp/db-org.el

@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
;;; Code:
(require 'subr-x)
(require 'cl-lib)
(require 'org)
(require 'org-agenda)
@ -592,6 +593,7 @@ drawers, will be copied to point."
"Copy template given by current value of TEMPLATE_ID property to point.
The TEMPLATE_ID property must be an ID property of another item
from which the contents is supposed to be copied to point."
;; This function might be obsoleted by `db/org-copy-template'.
(interactive)
(let ((template-id (org-entry-get (point) "TEMPLATE_ID"))
template-pom)
@ -602,6 +604,47 @@ from which the contents is supposed to be copied to point."
(user-error "Cannot find item with id %s" template-id))
(db/org-copy-body-from-item-to-point template-pom)))
(defun db/org-copy-template ()
"Copy template for the current Org Mode item to point.
The template is determined by the TEMPLATE_ID property, which
must be an ID referencing the proper template item. If that
property is not set, search for the topmost sibling of the
current item and see whether its headline is matching
\"^Template.*\"; if so, use its body as template, and barf
otherwise."
(interactive)
(let (template-pom)
;; Check for TEMPLATE_ID property
(when-let ((template-id (org-entry-get (point) "TEMPLATE_ID")))
(setq template-pom (org-id-find template-id :get-marker))
(unless template-pom
(warn "TEMPLATE_ID is set, but could not be resolved: %s"
template-id)))
;; If no template has been found so far, search for top-most sibling and
;; whether its headline starts with “Template”; use that when found.
(unless template-pom
(let ((top-most-sibling (condition-case _
(save-restriction
(save-mark-and-excursion
(outline-up-heading 1 'invisible-ok)
(outline-next-heading)
(point)))
(t nil))))
(when (and top-most-sibling
(integerp top-most-sibling) ; just to make sure we have a
; point here
(string-match-p "^Template.*"
(org-entry-get top-most-sibling "ITEM")))
(setq template-pom top-most-sibling))))
(unless template-pom
(user-error "Cannot find template via TEMPLATE_ID property or top-most sibling"))
(db/org-copy-body-from-item-to-point template-pom)))
(defun db/org-copy-body-from-item-to-point (pom)
"Copy body from item given by POM to point.

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