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programming help: exclude filter

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Does PGC_GetFinds support exclude filters? For example, instead of getting all caches where cache type = traditional, can I get all caches where cache type ~= traditional? If so, what is the syntax please?

Can I construct a filter with a number of the same parameter, eg get caches where type = traditional or unknown only? Again, syntax, please.

I realise I can get them all and filter them in code, howver it would be cleaner to to filter them at GetFinds.

 

Thanks,

Tom
asked Nov 17, 2014 in Support and help by the Seagnoid (Expert) (40,030 points)

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You cant do that with GetFinds
There are two alternatives, one is to include a list with all other types in the filter.  the other is to filter in the code.

The problem with the first meted is if new types are added and longer/more complex challenges configs. And the problem with the second one is a bit more complex code.
It is probibly best to include a exclude filter in code and include the types filter in the checker to make it easier for challenges taggers.

If I am not mistake the filter code is 6 lines
local excludedTypes={}
for i,v in IPaires(conf.excludedTypes) do
    excludedTypes[v]=v
end
And in the loop of myfinds result
if excludedTypes[v]~= nil then
...
end

A what i hope is a complete list of cachetypes is i JSON
"types":["Traditional Cache","Multi-cache","Unknown Cache","Event Cache","Webcam Cache","Earthcache","Mega-Event Cache","Virtual Cache","Cache In Trash Out Event","Letterbox Hybrid","Wherigo Cache","Lost and Found Event Cache","Groundspeak HQ","GPS Adventures Exhibit","Project APE Cache","Groundspeak Block Party","Locationless (Reverse) Cache","Giga-Event Cache"]
answered Nov 17, 2014 by Target. (Expert) (104,060 points)
selected Nov 18, 2014 by the Seagnoid (Expert)
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