Run a Rule from dashboard and mobile

Olivier Flebus shared this idea 8 years ago
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I'd like to command my gate.

current behavior:contact on (for 1 sec and then off) => open gatewait 30scontact on (for 1 sec and then off) => block gate open (without this it will close automatically)...contact on (for 1 sec and then off) => close gatehow to have an "action" (like a macro or scene) on the dashboard to directly open and block the gate ?

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We created "Virtual switch" device which can be used to accomplish this.

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We created "Virtual switch" device which can be used to accomplish this.

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What about a <manual trigger condition> to plug into a <when> piece in the Puzzle? Like: <when <click on button [open gateway]>> etc. This way it would be possible to add it into conditions as well. And buttons could be "virtual" OnOff devices in the dashboard.


Anyway, it's the only thing missing actually! Even with a simple button to trigger the rules it will be great.


Good to see the box evolving this fast.

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Now you can add a "Virtual switch" device and you can use it in your rules just like Brice suggested. Create rule with your "Virtual switch" as one of event triggers (choose which state will trigger it On, Off, Any) and you can run that rule by pressing that virtual switch from web or mobile application.

Same thing applies to "Virtual level control" device.

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Very good news !

Will try it very soon

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Tell me if I'm wrong, but with a simple binding in the virtual switch configuration, it's also a way to "rename" real switches ?

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Since few days ago, it is possible to add your own room and sufix the device. This means you can almost create any name which will still be unified and conzist od the room and type of the device. Once after you will have many devices this will be much easier to follow...

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Olivier Flebus wrote:

Tell me if I'm wrong, but with a simple binding in the virtual switch configuration, it's also a way to "rename" real switches ?
Please don't use bindings just to rename the real switches. You would just make a mess and it would be impossible to debug if something goes wrong.

Soon we will make some additional changes regarding device naming, you can follow http://community.zipato.com/responses/module-name

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Awesome! It works just fine!


It allowed me to make a 30mn pre-heat program for my bathroom, with a simple push on a button. Sweet :)

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Very good job guys it's very useful and it works well!

Created a new virtual switch.

Added a rule to impmement my scenario when the switch is on.

Can be triggered from the dashboard.


and awesome feature it can also be triggered via a Scene!

So it's also available from mobile app and you can give it the name you want !!

(this is the only issue for me: the virtual switch does not appear in the mobile light & power section)

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Nenad Vojnovic wrote:

Please don't use bindings just to rename the real switches. You would just make a mess and it would be impossible to debug if something goes wrong.

Soon we will make some additional changes regarding device naming, you can follow http://community.zipato.com/responses/module-name

OK, acknowledged ;-)

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