Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
I came across this teaser page for a new tool called “Patera” that appears to be doing something I have wanted in documents/wiki/etc. for a long time: in-line calculations and mixing text with dynamic values. This is potentially extremely powerful, and is something Anytype does not seem capable of yet. Here’s Patera to show what I mean:
Describe the solution you’d like
The basic idea is well demonstrated on the Patera website above. Essentially it allows you to insert dynamic pieces of data into normal, “free” text. The value of this data could have a formula behind it, it could calculate based on values elsewhere in the doc, potentially from references even outside the doc. And the key differentiator from what exists now in other tools is that it can be mixed with regular text. This would be an improvement on Anytype as well, even though we can already insert Relations as Blocks, we cannot do so in the middle of a piece of text.
Personally I’d like to see this work fairly dynamically, without having to create a “permanent”, named object like a “relation” just to hold the value, formula, etc. I’d want it to work more like a spreadsheet than like Anytype’s full Relations system. Otherwise I think you’d have to create a new Relation for every Value you wanted in a given Page, which doesn’t seem great. So this concept seems either like something different from “relations”, or like a deep extension to how relations work…
Describe alternatives you’ve considered
Use the existing Relations system and just use blocks to create basic layouts that sort of mimic text mixed with values. But… not really.
There are some related discussions like “Derived relations” (formulae):
Which would be complementary to or perhaps even necessary for this idea, depending on how it’s implemented.