I am looking to compile a plain text distillation of tasks from the Forecast view in OmniFocus through Siri Shortcuts. The use-case here is to be able to copy to clipboard a list of tasks to be completed today that I can add to my bullet journal “style” notes app.
I am also trying to get the project attached to a task in OF. I think that it is not possible right away. I hope there is someone out there that proves me wrong.
But I found a workaround though. My method would consist in a repeat find items action that would go through all the projects available until it founds the task that matches the search term (that would be the name of the task) and the given project. The moment there is a match, you can extract the project attached to that task. There is obviously a catch: if you have a lot of tasks it would have to go though all of them trying to find them in all the projects you have. This would take a long time.
Amazing. Thanks for the feedback.
I actually use the workaround in an easier context: to output a text file with the tasks for a given tag divided into its different projects.
It would all be much more easy if Omni would allow to extract project and tag info off of its Find Items action. I will send them a request to allow us to do so, as you well requested. I think it is a no brainer feature that should have been implemented from the start.