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The items in my org-mode file will have a number of properties relating to data points that I need to capture. In conjunction with this, I'd like to continue using C-c C-z to log notes tracking progress against each item.

The end goal is to get everything into column view, which will let me get the information into CSV format.

Column View seems to be primarily centred on the :PROPERTIES: drawer, plus a couple of other key attributes of an org headline (such as TODO keyword and Priority) but it doesn't seem like task notes/:LOGBOOK: is one of these.

  • As far as I can tell the colum view allows to see a fixed number of elements per subtree. This contradicts the display of log-items the number of which typically increases as time goes by. I doubt that logbook items can be shown in column view in a satisfying way. – Marco Wahl May 11 '18 at 13:55
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You can use CLOCKSUM in your columns definition, like so:

:PROPERTIES:
:COLUMNS: %25ITEM %CLOCKSUM
:END:

http://orgmode.org/manual/Special-properties.html

  • That would only give me clocking data, not the notes on my task and status changes that currently get inserted into the :LOGBOOK: drawer – xeijin Nov 10 '17 at 14:20

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