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Queries Obsidian for the existence of the current Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly or Yearly Note. Returns YES or NO, tailor-made for an “If” block.



The vault to work in.

Type: Vault reference

Periodic Note Type


  • Daily Note
  • Weekly Note
  • Monthly Note
  • Quarterly Note
  • Yearly Note

Return Value

Boolean (YES/NO)


If you wanted to test whether today’s Daily Note exists in a vault called “Testbed”, you’d set the vault parameter to Testbed . This would be followed by a built-in “If” action that checks the result of the “Check For Existence…” block – a positive result means “note exists”, a negative “note doesn’t exist”.

Screenshot of a workflow, made with AFO v1.2 when only Daily Note was supported.