Drafts Action Directory

New Draft with Template

Posted by agiletortoise, Last update about 1 month ago

Prompt to select from a list of existing drafts with the tag “template” assigned, then create a new draft with the content of that template.

To create templates available in this action, simply type your template in a draft, and assigned the tag “template” to that draft. It can be in the archive or inbox. The template can contain Drafts tags to insert time stamps or other dynamic data in the template. Also, any tags other than “template” assigned to the template draft will be assigned to the new draft automatically.

Install

Steps

  • script

    // select from a list of drafts tagged "template" and create new draft based on selection.
    
    let f = () => {
    	// create temp workspace to query drafts
    	let workspace = Workspace.create();
    	workspace.tagFilter = "template";
    	workspace.setAllSort("name", false, true);
    	// get list of drafts in workspace
    	let drafts = workspace.query("all");
    	
    	// check if we found any valid templates
    	if (drafts.length == 0) {
    		alert("No templates found. To make templates available to this action, create a draft with the template content and assign it the tag \"template\".");
    		return false;
    	}
    	
    	// prompt to select
    	let p = Prompt.create();
    	p.title = "New Draft with Template";
    	p.message = "Select a template. A new draft will be created based the template selected.";
    	
    	let ix = 0
    	for (let d of drafts) {
    		p.addButton(d.title, ix);
    		ix++;
    	}
    	
    	if (!p.show()) {
    		return false;
    	}
    	
    	// get the selected template draft
    	let selectedIndex = p.buttonPressed;
    	let template = drafts[selectedIndex];
    
    	// create new draft and assign content/tags
    	let d = Draft.create();
    	for (let tag of template.tags) {
    		if (tag != "template") {
    			d.addTag(tag);
    		}
    	}
    	d.content = d.processTemplate(template.content);
    	d.update();
    	// load new draft
    	editor.load(d);
    	editor.activate();
    	return true;
    }
    
    if (!f()) {
    	context.cancel();
    }

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