For my weekly report at work I use the org-mode (what else?). The custom agenda I am using is specified in my .emacs file as follows:

 '(org-agenda-custom-commands (quote (("W" "Weekly Meeting" 
   ((tags "TIMESTAMP_IA>=\"<-1w>\"/DONE" 
     ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote (tag-up))))) 
    (tags "TIMESTAMP_IA>=\"<-1w>\"/ABANDONED" 
     ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote (tag-up))))) 
    (tags "TIMESTAMP_IA>=\"<-1w>\"/FAILED" 
     ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote (tag-up))))) 
    (todo "URGENT" ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote (tag-up))))) 
    (todo "IN PROGRESS" ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote (tag-up))))) 
    (todo "PENDING" ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy (quote (tag-up)))))) nil

Thus, I can see which tasks are urgent, which I am currently working upon and which tasks have been delegated to other people and are pending to be done. Furthermore, I can see what tasks have been done within the last week, which were abandoned and where I failed to deliver the desired result in the last week. (the default export is for different purposes)

Now to my question: As far as I experience it I can only see what I have done/abandoned/where I failed within the last 7 days. A more suitable view would be to see what I have done in the current calendar week. Does anybody know how to achieve this?

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You can do this by using an agenda view instead of a todo view. Setting org-agenda-span to week and org-agenda-start-on-weekday to 0 will show the current week starting on Sunday. We can use org-agenda-skip-function to filter out any item not in a done state. By default this will hide everything unless we also set org-agenda-start-with-log-mode.

Putting it all together gives:

(add-to-list 'org-agenda-custom-commands
             '("W" "Weekly review"
               agenda ""
               ((org-agenda-span 'week)
                (org-agenda-start-on-weekday 0)
                (org-agenda-start-with-log-mode t)
                 '(org-agenda-skip-entry-if 'nottodo 'done))
  • That was nice except that it does not capture any repeat tasks that got done during the last week. Any workarounds there?
    – deshmukh
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 10:11
  • You'll have to turn on logging mode to record past activity and logging view to see it. Hit vl in the agenda.
    – erikstokes
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 13:24
  • my logging is on (#+STARTUP: hidestars indent logdone logrepeat logreschedule logredeadline logrefile logdrawer) and I tried vl in agenda. But no luck. I only see non-repeat tasks marked done
    – deshmukh
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 13:28
  • 1
    @deshmukh I changed the line with org-agenda-start-with-log-mode to (org-agenda-start-with-log-mode '(closed state clock)) and I see items that I closed, repeating items whose state changed, and items that received a clock. (Credit to this answer.)
    – emonigma
    Commented Oct 7, 2019 at 17:21
  • Note, if org-agenda-custom-commands is not defined you will need to change the first line to setq org-agenda-custom-commands.
    – Ben
    Commented Feb 14, 2020 at 19:30

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