I´m new to emacs and especially org-mode, and I am testing it´s different possibilies. When trying the schedule-function with TODO, I don´t get any results displayed in the weekly or daily list.

 * TODO Get schwifty
 SCHEDULED: <2017-09-03 So>

I then set the global-keys as it is recommended in the manual with C-c a to reach the weekly schedule, but I only get a blank list of weekdates with no content. What´s wrong?

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    Have you added the file containing this scheduled event to the agenda file list with org-agenda-file-to-front? Aug 26, 2017 at 21:16
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    Thank you, that was it. Just hit C-c [ to make this happen. In the videos I was watching people had always already done that, so I missed the point. If you can update your comment to an answer, I can mark this as an answer. Where is the agenda-file list saved?
    – Kubo
    Aug 26, 2017 at 22:23
  • Someone please post the answer as an answer (which can be accepted by the OP). Thx.
    – Drew
    Aug 27, 2017 at 2:23

3 Answers 3


In order for org-mode to show events scheduled or with a deadline in the agenda-view, the org-file containing these events must be listed in the variable org-agenda-files. While one can customize this variable, the more practical way is to invoke the function org-agenda-file-to-front, which is commonly bound to C-c [.

For further details see the org-mode manual: Agenda files

  • org-agenda-file-to-front is bound to C-c [ by default, not C-c ].
    – user14082
    Aug 27, 2017 at 11:38

Perhaps this answer will help future Doom Emacs users who run into this problem.

I think it had to do with the order in which multiple configuration files are loaded. My solution was to put the following in config.el:

(after! org
  (setq org-agenda-files '("~/org/inbox.org"

The after! org ...) is the important bit. It will set the property after going into org mode, whereas, I believe, Doom is setting its own default location on startup.


Try adding a ':' in front of SCHEDULE. So it would become :SCHEDULED: <2017-09-03 So> I had a similar problem and this solved it. However if there are any side effect, I am not aware. Someone may like to comment on this.

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    Welcom to emacs.stackexchange. Note that in this case the solution was adding the file to org-agenda-files as described in the accepted answer. Adding ':' is not necessary and will not help if org-agenda is not aware of the file. I'm not sure what was going on in your case.
    – andrej
    Apr 12, 2019 at 12:27
  • I found that I needed the extra : in the case of ** TODO Improve emacs/org skills :SCHEDULED: <2021-04-28 Wed .+1d> for an item that was in a file that the Agenda knows about. So satish's answer may be helpful if someone runs into the same issue! Apr 28, 2021 at 11:41
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    However, after discussion on IRC, they clarified to me that it really is SCHEDULED: and I found some bogus code in my startup file that was breaking the normal behaviour. Apr 28, 2021 at 13:24

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