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How do I search for caches by cache owners beginning with specific numbers?

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I am trying to complete the alphanumeric cache owner challenge and am missing caches hidden by COs starting with 6 and 9. I am trying to search for any possible caches that fit that category but cannot figure out how to filter by CO name. Can anyone offer help?
asked Jun 17 in Support and help by cneumann98 (150 points)

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you can use the wildcard search on the dashboard to find caches

What keyword to use depends on if your challenge is for the placed by name, or the real co name (as they can be different).

Here is an example for finding owners starting with 6 in sweden

Sweden @placed_by 6*  or  Sweden @profile_name 6*

Basicly do country, region or county first, then keyword, then search string

Unfortunately it looks like search will return all owners containing 6 and not starting with it, but its easy to sort the column by clicking on the header
answered Jun 17 by endator (2,290 points)
+1 vote

To search for owners starting just with a specific number, use the ^ in front of that number, which means the beginning of the field.

The following query in Wildcard search on the main page gives me all the caches of owners starting with 6 in Sweden:

Sweden @profile_name ^6*
answered Jun 18 by Jakuje (Moderator) (92,180 points)
perfect, I'll add the ^ to my notes :D
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