Functionality to EASE replacement of defective devices

Robert Hercz shared this idea 21 months ago
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May I humbly suggest that Zipato add a functionality to EASE replacement of defective devices, as follows:


Add a menu function which lists NEW (currently unused) devices on one side or a vertical bar, and functionally identical devices which cannot be reached, on the other side of the bar, allowing the user/admin to select ONE new device from the NEW side and ONE unreachable device on the OLD side, and then click "replace".


This would greatly ease the maintenance of Zipato rules, scenes etc. and perhaps also increase sales due to lowering the threshold for use.

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Well, such functionality in the web UI is, but it does not seem to work in every case. I know I have successfuly used this function before and also cases when I could not use it. Looks like an unfinished project.

Either way you can try and see if for the specific device it works or not. Go to Device manager, open up the main settings for the root level device (where the parameters can also be configured). GO to the last tab ADVANCED. there is an option to replace failed node.

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Correct, i havent used for some time, but previously it worked to replace an exact zwave device for another. ie a fibaro fgs223 for a fibaro fgs223, but it only replaces the node and the name. It does not replace it in scenes or rules. Which I do not understand why, as it should be a simple case of cut copy and replace.

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In general, it needs to be easier to maintain the system. For example: why can't you find out where a virtual switch is being used? They're not included in searches when you write in the "Find" box. Or which rules a device is used in? Zipato often casually suggests deleting a re-adding a device to fix a problem, but this is very time-consuming when you can't quickly check where the device is being used.

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To achieve this there's a nice functionality in the web UI. From the right rules bar, if you drag a device to the header "My Home Rules" then the rules are filtered showing only the ones that use that device (see screenshot).

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You've got to be kidding me. I'm just finding this out now?!


How do you find this stuff out? That would have saved me a lot of time over the years.

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Some years ago there was a post on the community with not-so-known functionality of the web UI. There was also a series of keyboard shortcut for other config menus ...

...unfortunately I'm not able to find the post anymore and I forgot all the keyboard shortcuts.

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Zipato could be better at publicising the features of its system, that's for sure.

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I'm going to post your tip as a separate post on the forum. I'm sure most people don't know about it.

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Perhaps the new web UI will offer some improvements...