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Caches with "numbers-only" or "letters-only" in GC-name

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Hi

Its it possible to search for caches with "numbers-only" or "letters-only" in GC-name?

Kind geo-regards from Denmark,

Henrik
asked Mar 13 in Support and help by jwwd (120 points)

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I do not think there is any way to do that in the search fields of project-gc to search for all the caches in some area. But it should be possible to write/tag simple challenge checker to do that from the caches one have found.
answered Mar 13 by Jakuje (Moderator) (89,410 points)
Just note that a challenge based on the GC codes is not allowed under guideline 10: https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=127&pgid=206#criteria
The note about challenge checkers was merely about the possibility to search as there are many checkers without the actual cache attached. Anyway, I am not sure what in the question means GC-name. Is it really GC-code or just the cache name?
Hi and thanks for your reply.

This challenge can show me what caches I have found with numbers only in GC:

https://project-gc.com/Challenges/GC53FDP/4878

What im interested in is how to find the needed caches to fullfill the challenge. I guess its not possible?

Kind geo-regards,
Henrik
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One way to do it would be to generate a list of all possible combinations in Excel or similar, and add them to a VGPS, then filter them by archived status, country/region, etc. However bearing in mind that there are 99,999 combinations of digits, and near half a million combinations of letters (up to four characters after the GC, at present), and VGPD is limited to 10,000 at a time, this would be quite time consuming.
answered Mar 18 by Optimist on the run (Expert) (16,230 points)
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