GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife)
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Publish Trackables (Geocaching.com access=>Publish logs=>edit button=>trackables button




The left hand grid shows all the trackables that the api reports as being in your inventory (note this list excludes trackables that are in your "collection")

The right hand grid shows all trackables that are in the current cache you are logging

This is the Trackable code. It is a "hot link" and if you click on the link, the trackable page will open in your default browser

This is the image associated with the trackable

This is the action you want to perform on the trackable when you "Publish logs". Actions are performed via the right click menu. So just select a trackable in the grid, right mouse click, and select the required action. For inventory the actions are:

Edit - This allows you to edit the current pending action
Drop - Drop this trackable into the current cache
Visit - "Visit" this trackable into the current cache
Remove - This will remove the current pending action
Visit all - Make this trackable visit all caches you publish logs for, depending on the log type which is selectable. Unlike the drop and visit actions, this one is "sticky" which means once set this trackable will visit the caches every run you do
Stop visit all - Use this action on the log where you would like the "Visit all" to stop. . When GSAK sees a "Stop visit all" action it will then ignore any future visits by that trackable (which would normaly be logged as a result of the "Visit all" action).
Ignore visit all - Use this action to ignore the "Visit all" for this log only

For cache trackables the actions are:

Edit - This allows you to edit the current pending action
Discover - Discover this trackable
Retrieve - Retrieve this trackable and place in your inventory
Remove - This will remove the current pending action
Write note - Publish a note for this trackable. 

Enter the tracking number here to find the public tracking code and trackable description.


Note: "My Trackable Inventory" items are fetched via the api once per session (A "session" lasts from the time you take the "Publish logs" option to the time you exit that dialog) and then cached. This makes for quicker response when performing trackable actions. For "Cache inventory" the api call is used for each cache you move to and then click on the trackable button. If you later edit that same cache in the session then the trackable dialog should not use any api calls and display instantly. If you have a situation where status of a trackable changes at Groundspeak while you are in the current session, then click on the "refresh" button to force the trackable information to be refreshed using the api.



"Visit all to log types". Select which log types the trackable should visit. Finds only - Only log types that are considered a "find" will the trackable publish a visit. Write note  - Only publish a visit for "Write note" logs. All logs - the trackable will publish a visit for all logs regardless of log type.

You can include dynamic information via the use of tags:

%OwnerName - The owner name of the trackable
%Caches_xxxx - This tags gives you access to any of the database fields (where xxxx = the required field name) in the main GSAK CachesAll table (which includes the custom table). However, this tag will only be resolved if there is a corresponding entry for the logged cache in the database (it is not mandatory for the cache to exist in the database when logging)
%date - see templates
%time - see templates



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