How to convert "execute group [in integer]"

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Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:53 am
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How to convert "execute group [in integer]"

I'm converting a script that executes an action group with a delay:

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repeat with i from 1 to 45
   execute group "Slaapkamer Wekker - Snooze" in (40 * i)
end repeat


The python documentation has no option to specify a delay.
How should I convert this?

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Re: How to convert "execute group [in integer]"

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# This will run the script with i going from 1 to 45:
for i in range(1, 46):
    # sleep for the number of seconds
    self.sleep(40 * i)
    # execute the action group
    indigo.actionGroup.execute(ID_OF_ACTION_GROUP)


Note you'll want to run this as an external script since it's a long-running script.

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Re: How to convert "execute group [in integer]"

Thanks.

I had to add
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import time
because self. sleep wasn't recognised.
And the multiplier had to go.
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time.sleep(40)

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Re: How to convert "execute group [in integer]"

Instead try using:

indigo.activePlugin.sleep(40)

which will be more friendly if the Indigo Server is trying to restart and wants to shutdown the script.

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Re: How to convert "execute group [in integer]"

That works also.

I use time.sleep also in other Python scripts. Should I replace them everywhere with indigo.activePlugin.sleep?

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Re: How to convert "execute group [in integer]"

Sorry, self.sleep is for plugins... :oops:

Yes, any scripts that are run from Indigo should use indigo.activePlugin.sleep() in case the server needs to restart while a script is sleeping.

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