Door Sensor State Modification

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:47 am
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Door Sensor State Modification

Hi all,
I have a z-wave door sensor that indicates the states "On/Off" when Open or Closed, respectively.
Is there a way in Indigo to edit the displayed state such that "Open" or "Closed" is displayed, which would be more appropriate and make more sense.

I'm into the 30 day trial of Indigo, so is this something that cannot be done during trial?

Thanks for any input on this!

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:16 am
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Re: Door Sensor State Modification

It can't currently be changed in the Mac UI, but when you design control pages you can use custom images to show whatever you like. This feature is on the request list for some future version of Indigo but no ETA.

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:37 am
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Re: Door Sensor State Modification

There is a way to get the Mac UI to show open or closed using the Adapters plugin which is available in the Indigo Plugin store: Adapters Plugin

This allows you to create a "virtual" device that shadows your real device and can be made to display "Open" and "Closed" in Control Pages or the Mac UI. :)

When creating the new adapters device of Custom Formula Adapter (string result), select your sensor to monitor and then set a formula of 'Closed' if x == 0 else 'Open' and a format of {0} :)

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:31 am
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Re: Door Sensor State Modification

Thanks for the input guys,
I'll look into that plug-in this afternoon.
I have only been working with Indigo for a couple afternoons and am very impressed with the usability and flexibility of the interface.

Much better than my previous system!

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:51 pm
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Re: Door Sensor State Modification

Gman34798 wrote:
Thanks for the input guys,
I'll look into that plug-in this afternoon.
I have only been working with Indigo for a couple afternoons and am very impressed with the usability and flexibility of the interface.

Much better than my previous system!

You've certainly been busy on the forum! Welcome!


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Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:36 pm
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Re: Door Sensor State Modification

Thanks Howartp,
I'm trying to learn as much as possible and kick the tires on Indigo during the trial.
So far I love what I am experiencing...I do have 3 Fibaro door sensors that are not willing to play nice so far though.

Hopefully a resolution can be had so I do not have to replace them all!

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