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sr #109190: org-bbdb-anniversary-field and multiple anniversaries

Submitted by:  drixse <drixse>
Submitted on:  Tue 29 Nov 2016 09:47:44 AM UTC  
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Tue 29 Nov 2016 02:29:47 PM UTC, comment #1:


finaly, after hours of research, i find the solution here :;a=blob_plain;f=lisp/org-bbdb.el;hb=HEAD

;; You can enter multiple anniversaries for a single BBDB record by
;; separating them with a newline character. At the BBDB prompt for
;; the field value, type `C-q C-j' to enter a newline between two
;; anniversaries.

I need to type C-q C-j to enter a newline.

This commentary not appear in my bbdb-anniv.el.

It's really too bad the missing documentation and poor visibility on internet for the great bbdb addon and i don't know how to help.

thank you.

drixse <drixse>
Tue 29 Nov 2016 09:47:44 AM UTC, original submission:


I can't add multiple anniversaries in bbdb like birthday and weeding. it's doesnt appear in orgmode agenda.

It seems it is not possible to add other field anniversary.

the documentation of the variable said : multiple anniversaries can be separated by \n.

But when i try something like this, it doesn't work :

anniversary : 1995-11-29 bithday \n 1995-11-30 wedding

How can i add multiple anniversaries ?

My project is to take control of my personnal data, and use gpg, emacs orgmode and bbdb as principal contact management system and export it to android phone.

thank you.

drixse <drixse>


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