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 Function   [other Function type actions]

 Item   [operators of similar scope]

 Query Boolean   [other Query Boolean operators]




Returns true if the current note links to item; this is optionally filtered to only links of type linkType. Put another way, "Does an outbound link exist from the current note to item?".

This is effectively only a query term, it returns a Boolean. If you are trying to collect data about the linked note(s), use links() instead.

The item parameter must be quoted unless an attribute reference, e.g. "Some note" vs $MyString. Ways to define item. Scope is a single note only. Links of type 'prototype' are ignored. Used in an agent, 'this' note is the alias in the agent and not its original, making this action unsuitable for testing in a agent action.

As an exception to the operator's normal item-scope, a wildcard "*" designator is allowed which matches all notes. item may be group scoped including use of group designators and operators like find(), collect and links().

If using linkType, you must use the value "*untitled" to match an 'untitled' type link (rather than "" or "untitled").

Thus, to test if any note using the 'Event' prototype has an outbound link of the 'untitled' link type the agent query would be:

$Prototype=="Event" & linkedTo("*", "*untitled") 

This replaces the legacy #linkedTo query operator.

The logical opposite if this test is linkedFrom().

This function can link to an alias as opposed to an original (if the logical choice) and can accept a group scope.