Slight plugin modification or major undertaking?!?

Posted on
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:31 pm
chobo offline
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Slight plugin modification or major undertaking?!?


I've been attempting to add an action to the great Ecobee 3 plugin (, but as a Python/Indigo Plugin Dev. novice, I'm getting nowhere. Here's what I'm attempting to do:

Simply call the resume_program function in the pyecobee library via an Indigo action (in actions.xml). This function doesn't currently exist in the file, but it does exist in pyecobee/ file in the plugin bundle:

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def resume_program(self, index, resume_all="false"):
        ''' Resume currently scheduled program '''
        url = ''
        header = {'Content-Type': 'application/json;charset=UTF-8',
                  'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + self.access_token}
        params = {'format': 'json'}
        body = ('{"functions":[{"type":"resumeProgram","params":{"resumeAll"'
                ':"' + resume_all + '"}}],"selection":{"selectionType"'
                + self.thermostats[index]['identifier'] + '"}}')
        request =, headers=header, params=params, data=body)
        if request.status_code ==
            return request
            log.warning("Error connecting to Ecobee while attempting to resume"
                  " program.  Refreshing tokens...")

This seems like it should be simple, but I get the error "plugin does not define method resume_program" every time! Where am I going wrong as I attempt to define resume_program in and call it from actions.xml? Help!

Thanks in advance!

Posted on
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:23 am
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Re: Slight plugin modification or major undertaking?!?

If I understand your question, it should be pretty easy. The callback in Actions.xml must be defined in

In Actions.xml:
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import pyecobee

def resumeProgram(self, valuesDict):
    index = some_value
    resume_all = 'true' or 'false'  # Presumably the options are true/false. There may be others.
    return self.pyecobee.resume_program(index, resume_all)

The resume_all attribute is optional (presumed to be 'false' if missing). pyecobee will return some information from the request if it's successful.

As far as I know, it's not possible to go directly from Actions.xml --> pyecobee.

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