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Frequently Asked Questions

A collection of frequently asked questions for Dataview queries and the expression language.

How do I use fields with the same name as keywords (like "from", "where")?

Dataview provides a special "fake" field called row which can be indexed into to obtain fields which conflict with Dataview keywords:

row.from /* Same as "from" */
row.where /* Same as "where" */

How do I access fields with spaces in the name?

There are two ways:

  1. Use the normalized Dataview name for such a field - just convert the name to lowercase and replace whitespace with dashes ("-"). Something like Field With Space In It becomes field-with-space-in-it.
  2. Use the implicit row field:
    row["Field With Space In It"]

Do you have a list of resources to learn from?

Yes! Please see the Resources page.