I have this sample org file:

* test1
  :owner:    own1
** test2
** test3

I also have in my .emacs file: (setq org-use-property-inheritance (quote ("owner")))

Why the "owner" property is not inherited to headings "test2" and "test3"? In column view the column "owner" is empty for above headings:


I also tried (without success):

  1. .emacs file: (setq org-use-property-inheritance t)
  2. changing :owner: in the "test1" drawer to :owner_ALL:
  3. using file property: #+PROPERTY: owner_ALL own1
  • For me the property for these subsequent entries is defined as you can verify using C-c / p, but appears not to be picked by the column view, the v command shows a blank on the lower entries. Jan 13, 2015 at 16:12
  • The sparse tree works correctly for me too. Maybe someone knows how to force column view into showing inherited properties.
    – Kossak
    Jan 13, 2015 at 18:18

1 Answer 1


This is fixed in the under-development version of org-mode, per the thread at http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/98091.

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