+1
Under review

Add Regular expression filtering on cache name.

sloth96 2 years ago updated by GCDroid Support 2 years ago 3

Often when modifying cache names to help with a challenge people put information at the beginning or end of the name.  regex's would allow them to search for a string explicitly there. 

Answer

Answer
Under review

filter currently uses the 'contains' function. In other words, the part you enter simply needs to be part of the name. most people don't understand regex and there are many flavors. I love it and use it daily buy java regex is way different than windows wildcards for example.

that all being said: don't you think the implemented way already solves your need?

Answer
Under review

filter currently uses the 'contains' function. In other words, the part you enter simply needs to be part of the name. most people don't understand regex and there are many flavors. I love it and use it daily buy java regex is way different than windows wildcards for example.

that all being said: don't you think the implemented way already solves your need?

Understand all your comments but contains does not scratch my itch.

The problem I want to solve is separating a cache named "picklehopper -GCDROID is awesome" from "Thanks picklehopper". This is part of a trick used in my GPX files for challenge chasing where a county, reviewer, or other field is prepended to a cache name. And the things people make challenges from often appear in cache names.

The capability I really would like is "starts with".  Other cachers I know append at the end and want "ends with".

There have also been times on powertrails where the naming conventions have not been consistent and more flexibility would be appreciated. There have been changes in spaces around hyphens, missing hyphens, derivative caches nearby..


Regex seemed a good way to afford this flexibility. 


Just to be clear my suggestion was not that regex be the default but an option available for power users.