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Feature Request: Birthday Cache Search

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I wish there was a way to search for caches hidden on a particular day and month regardless of year (ie: 1/1/xxxx) instead of having to run the date found filter 19 times for every date. I have completed my date hidden grid, so that feature doesn’t work for when you are trying to work on a Birthday (Anniversary) Challenge. 

asked Sep 18, 2019 in Feature requests by tumbleweed42 (570 points)

I have no slotuion for this, but think this would be a great feature I also loke to have.

Actually: It might be nice to have a freeform regex (maybe as a sql select statement)

So that we could return all caches that: Country="New Zealand", Hidden = "*-08-28"
Any update on this feature?
Not as yet...

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The only practical way would be to either search 19 times, one for each year, as you suggest, or create vgps containing caches of a likely area, drop them into Excel and run a filter over the Hidden date column. Repeating the query 19 times in PGC is probably quicker.
answered Sep 19, 2019 by the Seagnoid (Expert) (38,330 points)
selected May 14 by tumbleweed42
–1 vote
Though I do think the idea is a good one as I often seek out birthday caches
However if it is not possible in PGC then what I currently do is a PQ of the area I am in or going to
I then look at that PQ in GC . com and then sort them by hidden date - I then just run down the list looking at the specific date range i.e. 3rd to 10 August ticking off all the caches that fit within that date range for one year then drop down to the next year and so on - a list is created with the ticked caches - takes me 5 minutes to do each PQ (1000 listed in each PQ you request) - no need to upload the resulting PQ to excel as you have now created your own list
answered Oct 25, 2019 by Deepdiggingmole (8,200 points)