What is YAML?

YAML is a data-oriented structure that allows users to create custom file properties using key-value pairs. YAML can only be added in the following extensions:

.txt
.md

YAML Interface

YAML Interface in Web

In order to create a file property, you will first need to enter and select the following information:

Key

A unique identifier for a value.

Type

The type of value to be set for a particular key. The following are the types of values that are available for selection:

String: Allows you to enter any character in the Value field.
Number: Allows you to only enter numerical values in the Value field.
Array: Allows you to enter an ordered list of values.
Object: Allows you to enter a list of values with unique identifiers.
Boolean: Allows you to only select 'True' or 'False' in the Value field.
Null: Allows you to only select 'Null' in the Value field.

Value

Values such as letters, numbers, 'Yes/No' and 'Null' can be entered or selected. However, this is dependent on the type selected for the key.

Add YAML

Android

This feature is currently not available in JotterPad Android.

iOS

This feature is currently not available in JotterPad iOS.

Mac

This feature is currently not available in JotterPad Mac.

Web

YAML Editor button in the Editor screen

An example of how the YAML will look like in a Markdown or Text document

Click on the YAML Editor button, which is located next to the Publish button.
Click on the + Add A Custom Property button to create a new custom file property.
Enter the required information into the respective text boxes.
Click on the OK button to save your changes.

To view the newly added custom file property, click on the </> icon in the Editor screen.
To create another custom file property, click on the + Add A Custom Property button again.
To remove a custom file property, click on the - button.
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