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Unable to change Log Type or Date

Coming in today, I wanted to add a couple of cache logs that I hadn't written drafts for yet. When I tap on Log Geocache (all three different ways), the log screen comes up but type and date are disabled.

I ran an update to see if that was the issue. Same thing after updating and restarting the app.

Any ideas?

 

Re: Unable to change Log Type or Date

Reply #2
That's disappointing to hear that DNFs can no longer be sent as drafts. What a strange restriction by HQ.

Re: Unable to change Log Type or Date

Reply #3
That's disappointing to hear that DNFs can no longer be sent as drafts. What a strange restriction by HQ.

Uh, no one said that. You can create a draft as log type "Not Found". You just can't change draft types after a draft is created. Turn the draft into a real log and then change the log type.

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Reply #4
I'm starting to adjust to this extra step. A couple of times I've forgot to change the "real log" back to a "draft log,"

Re: Unable to change Log Type or Date

Reply #5
I have the same problem.

In my settings I have Draft set as default when creating a log.

Now when I click on the "Log geocache" the log page appears, but the date and the log type options are disabled.
This used to work fine in a previous version

Re: Unable to change Log Type or Date

Reply #6
Screenshots? What is the three ways?

The API restricts updating log types and dates on drafts, but if you switch back to actual log, then you can update again.
Sorry, life - both personal and work - got really crazy for a couple weeks.

Three methods:
tap on cache, brings up bubble with name on map, tap on name, tap on Log Geocache
tap on cache, brings up bubble with name on map, tap on name, choose Show More ->, tap Log Geocache button at bottom of screen
tap on cache, brings up bubble with name on map, tap on name, choose Show More ->, tap on hamburger and choose Log Geocache (Same list as method 1)

Is that a recent change with the API? I've been doing it successfully for the last 15 months without having to 'uncheck' Draft, change date/log type then reset it to draft. If they've changed that, I see it as a big step back in functionality.

I'm an opportunistic cacher and usually use my GPSr, Geooh Go is mostly for writing field notes which I don't always remember to do at the moment I find the cache. So I find myself going back and creating drafts well after the fact.

Or am I missing something and there is a better workflow out there?

Re: Unable to change Log Type or Date

Reply #7
I have the same problem.

In my settings I have Draft set as default when creating a log.

Now when I click on the "Log geocache" the log page appears, but the date and the log type options are disabled.
This used to work fine in a previous version

I'll update the app to allow edits when creating first draft via the default setting.

Re: Unable to change Log Type or Date

Reply #8
Screenshots? What is the three ways?

The API restricts updating log types and dates on drafts, but if you switch back to actual log, then you can update again.
Sorry, life - both personal and work - got really crazy for a couple weeks.

Three methods:
tap on cache, brings up bubble with name on map, tap on name, tap on Log Geocache
tap on cache, brings up bubble with name on map, tap on name, choose Show More ->, tap Log Geocache button at bottom of screen
tap on cache, brings up bubble with name on map, tap on name, choose Show More ->, tap on hamburger and choose Log Geocache (Same list as method 1)

Is that a recent change with the API? I've been doing it successfully for the last 15 months without having to 'uncheck' Draft, change date/log type then reset it to draft. If they've changed that, I see it as a big step back in functionality.

I'm an opportunistic cacher and usually use my GPSr, Geooh Go is mostly for writing field notes which I don't always remember to do at the moment I find the cache. So I find myself going back and creating drafts well after the fact.

Or am I missing something and there is a better workflow out there?


You can choose whatever workflow that's best for you. The task Log Geocache is the same regardless how you got there.