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Working with $Container to move notes

$Container holds the '/' terminated path to the current note. The attribute can be set by the user and in doing so the note is moved to a new parent container. Such an approach is useful if processing notes that then can be archived away from still-current content.

Using $Container with agent actions. Care needs to be taken as agents act on aliases. Therefore an agent action seeking to move a note must act on the original of the note, i.e. via $Container(original).

Tinderbox is forgiving if a $Container is set with no trailing "/". For example, this agent action will work:

$Container="/work/projects";

However, this is the correct way:

$Container="/work/projects/";

The error (in the first example above) if the last container in the target path is a variable. For example:

$Container="/work/"+$MyString(agent);

Luckily that does work but should really be :

$Container="/work/projects/"+$MyString(agent)+"/";


A Tinderbox Reference File : Actions & Rules : Working with $Container to move notes