Personally, in my workflow, I only target basic links not text links so for me, querying text links is not the main issue.
The lack of visibility between visually differentiating between my text links and basic links are important for me to differentiate and see. If they blend in together with the same color (black) they blend in together and are quite confusing me. Not only that, since I am now using text links for relating one note to another, there are A LOT more of them and therefore add unneeded complexity in my maps.
From a link perspective, I use text links to minimally relate 1 note to another to create a thread and a reminder of what I was thinking at the time I was writing my note (much like a breadcrumb) and us basic links for a much different purpose. The basic notes are for an overall holistic view to view concepts and themes, therefore, I am only and primarily interested in querying basic links. This workflow is of course the way I work and therefore only my perspective.
I am certain others like you would like to query all links including text links. For this, you are correct, it might be harder to query text links if you use the “nil” link type. I am including a sample file I have been using to play around with and experiment.
Q: I have not done this but have you tried to build a link query using the “nil link” by querying: “TextLinkCount” & using link type " " (nil)
Not sure if this would work but worth a try if using “nil link types” and want to query text links.
Anyway, this discussion has been awesome for me. It has made my maps much more readable and useful to me.
Thanks for your assistance. It was your initial suggestion and request to post my findings that helped me further refine my workflow.
here is the sample file.
Nil Link Example.tbx (87.7 KB)