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I am trying to get a list of all of my finds to date, so I can import to GSAK. According to my GC.com stats, I have 350 finds (all unique), but when I run a PQ for all finds, it gives me a smaller number. I realized that the PQs don't include events attended (but the total finds does), so I included those manually (only have 6), but still can't get to the 350. For example, in Illinois, my GC.com map shows 20 finds, yet the PQ for all found in IL is 18, and I know I attended 1 event there, so I am at 19. Overall, I am short by approx. 11 caches.

 

Also, is there a way to get a complete list of all caches found. When I go into geocaches and sort by "found it", I get 350, but the list is only for the last 30 days.

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I am trying to get a list of all of my finds to date, so I can import to GSAK. According to my GC.com stats, I have 350 finds (all unique), but when I run a PQ for all finds, it gives me a smaller number. I realized that the PQs don't include events attended (but the total finds does), so I included those manually (only have 6), but still can't get to the 350. For example, in Illinois, my GC.com map shows 20 finds, yet the PQ for all found in IL is 18, and I know I attended 1 event there, so I am at 19. Overall, I am short by approx. 11 caches.

 

I understood that a "My Finds" pq will return a list of ALL your finds, events included.

 

2.1. An Introduction to Pocket Queries

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=117

 

A special query is available, My Finds. This query is found at the bottom of the Pocket Query page, in the grey background pane. It will return all the caches you have found, with no limit on that number, and it will return archived caches. It will return all of your log entries on those caches.

 

Also, is there a way to get a complete list of all caches found. When I go into geocaches and sort by "found it", I get 350, but the list is only for the last 30 days.

 

Right underneath the "Your Logs (Last 30 Days)", is the line "Show all logs for: Geocaches, Trackable Items, or Benchmarks". Click on Geocaches, and the complete list of all your finds will be displayed.

 

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What you are doing/experiencing is a fairly common happening....

 

You are confusing the use of a PQ with the use of a My Finds query. They ARE NOT the same.

 

A My Finds query returns ALL of your found caches (even the archived ones, such as Event Caches). It has no distance or time limitations. If you have found it, it will be in the query.

A My Finds query is based solely upon the logs that you have filed (online).

 

A regular Pocket Query on the other hand, is designed to NOT provide any information regarding archived caches. By it's nature and the 'volatility' of geocaching, it returns caches only within distance (radius) limitations, also.

A PQ is based upon existing cache placements.

 

Hope that explanation helps. :)

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What you are doing/experiencing is a fairly common happening....

 

You are confusing the use of a PQ with the use of a My Finds query. They ARE NOT the same.

 

A My Finds query returns ALL of your found caches (even the archived ones, such as Event Caches). It has no distance or time limitations. If you have found it, it will be in the query.

A My Finds query is based solely upon the logs that you have filed (online).

 

A regular Pocket Query on the other hand, is designed to NOT provide any information regarding archived caches. By it's nature and the 'volatility' of geocaching, it returns caches only within distance (radius) limitations, also.

A PQ is based upon existing cache placements.

 

Hope that explanation helps. :)

Yep, I did the same thing when I was a newbie. Took me a while to figured it out.

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On 1/19/2023 at 8:47 AM, tomtwogates said:

when I run the My Finds section of the PQ page and load it into GSAK it at the bottom right has a section 'not found caches (dbl click to se filter)  - where do these come from?

 

Did you load the pocket query into an empty database?

 

If not, it may be from pocket queries or GPX files you had in the database already.

 

If so, then yes, that seems odd to have caches you haven't found showing up in a My Finds pocket query.

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