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 Function   [other Function type actions]

 Item   [operators of similar scope]

 Query Boolean   [other Query Boolean operators]




Returns Boolean true if item is an an ancestor of the current note, i.e. it matches all descendants of item however deep the outline branch beneath it.

The item parameter must be quoted unless an attribute reference. Ways to define item.

Unlike the paring of contains() and inside(), there is no converse operator that looks for notes that are ancestors of item.

This replaces the legacy #descendedFrom query operator.