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Actions for Obsidian › Actions › Get Most Recent Periodic Note

Returns the most recent Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly or Yearly Note.

If there is a current note (e.g., for today, for this week, etc.), it will be considered the most recent, otherwise the most recent past note will be returned.

The note is returned as Note, which gives you access to the entire contents of the note, as well as separate fields for its body, its front matter, and its file path.

The action will return an error if there is no note at all.



The vault to work in.

Type: Vault reference

Periodic Note Type


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

Open or focus note

If enabled, after a successful operation, the note will be brought to the front in Obsidian.

Type: Boolean (YES/NO)

Return Value

Note reference