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Re: GSAK

Postby NativTxn » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:44 pm

I am somewhat new to GSAK. I have managed to create a query using the very bottom option of "Found by" and "NativTxn" to find my own finds (all 10 of them). I have imported it into my GSAK database, but the "Found by me" field is blank. When I look at the cache info, it shows the logs as "Notes". Any tips for me? Good thing I'm trying it with relatively few records to work with.
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Re: GSAK

Postby DudleyGrunt » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:21 am

Not having GSAK in front of me, will try to tackle the name part.

GSAK has options for how to identify the owner. One is by US ID. Well, this will be unique to GC.com, so you'll want to choose Username (I think). It's in Options, but I'm not sure how to navigate to it exactly from memory.
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Re: GSAK

Postby geohiker » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:48 pm

Go to Tools->Options and the General tab. Select "Exact match" in the "Method for matching placed (hidden) and found caches" section. Then put your caching name in the area below it.

This is a problem for me right now since my OCUS and GC.com names are different. :(
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Re: GSAK

Postby DudleyGrunt » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:31 pm

With the growth in the number of caching sites, this will happen more and more.

Maybe this should be a "feature request" for GSAK. Maybe there could be addtional lines added, like when creating a "smart playlist" in iTunes (for example).

Of course, then if there was and empty on GC.com or an MTCachers on OpenCaching US, you might still have a problem. I guess you would need to use user id for each, instead of name.
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Re: GSAK

Postby NativTxn » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:57 pm

I change the options to show my user name (which is the same on OC and GC) and it's still not putting my found dates in. When I look at the OC caches' details, all of the logs on them show as notes, not as finds.

Any more ideas?
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Re: GSAK

Postby NativTxn » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:54 pm

Anyone getting their finds to show up in GSAK?
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Re: GSAK

Postby RVRoadTrip » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:48 pm

I rarely use GSAK since my phone does everything I need it to. I'm not quite as hardcore as you. :)

Maybe someone who is more familiar with it will chime in.
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Re: GSAK

Postby DudleyGrunt » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:29 am

I had a problem this weekend with a .gpx (non-Groundspeak format) I downloaded from search results. I was able to download the .gpx from the individual (2) cache pages, though and load them.
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Re: GSAK

Postby caughtatwork » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:45 am

The GPX file being generated (not the GPX GC version) is using the wrong information for a found log.

This is xsd file for the file.
http://geocaching.com.au/geocache/1/geocache.xsd

Note the enumerated values for the log type.
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<xsd:enumeration value="Found"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Didn't find it"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Not Attempted"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Note"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Other"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Will Attend"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Attended"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Publish Listing"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Retract Listing"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Needs Archived"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Temporarily Disable"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Enable Listing"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Needs Maintenance"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Owner Maintenance"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Webcam Photo Taken"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Archive"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="Unarchive"/>


The enumeration for a found log is Found.
The GPX file being generated has Found it

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<log id="206">
   <time>2010-10-04T12:30:00Z</time>
   <geocacher>NativTxn</geocacher>
   <type>Found it</type>
   <text>Loved it!&amp;nbsp; I'm going to have to take my son by here</text>
</log>


GSAK uses the enumeration of the field to match the log type, so Found it is NOT matched, so they get converted to notes.

If you can correct the GPX generator to generate the values according to the enumeration of the xsd, then GSAK will happily import the file with Found logs and you get the smiley face.
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Re: GSAK

Postby RVRoadTrip » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:21 am

This should be corrected now. Let me know if you still have a problem.
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