If in a multi or mystery geocache not all variables for the solution of the final coordinates can or could be determined, it is sometimes a good idea to simply look at all the open options, maybe even visualized on a map. In this way, some options can often be excluded (Of course, the possibilities should be very manageable. Nobody benefits from seeing 1000 possible coordinates).

The Variable Coordinate tool can be used as a stand-alone tool. But it shows its real power in combination with the formula solver. If a formula could already be filled with some values there, you can copy the partially filled formula and paste it into the Variable Coordinate tool. The missing values can be interpolated here.

Enter value ranges
Unlike the formula solver, several values (comma separated) or ranges (dash) can be entered here. With the ranges it is also possible to specify the step size (by a hash after the range specification), so that e.g. only every 2nd value within the range is used.

In the example this means:

  • A: Range specification; all values from 1 to 3 are checked (1, 2, 3)

  • B: Explicit specification of certain values: 0, 7, 9 are checked.

  • C: The range specification checks the values from 3 to 8, but here a step size of 3 is specified (#3). This means that every third value is checked. That is 3 and 6. 11 is also taken into account.
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