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  • randy
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    Originally posted by JimSpy View Post
    I would need to take a refresher course on vbscript. Can you tell me the function name I would use to replace strComp (which IIRC is a full string comparison) to do a partial string comparison (or just "does the string contain")?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Actually, never mind. As far as I know, Motion Sensors are the only Insteon devices that report a battery condition, so I could just strComp on Motion Sensor Battery Low or whatever.
    I am not a proficient script writer, but replacing "strComp" with "InStr" should allow you to "string contains" comparison. The report I linked to above used the following:

    Code:
    If InStr(UCase(dv.Device_Type_String(Nothing)), "BATTERY") > 1 Then
    It will report all device types that have battery in them. It just uses a different approach of making the string uppercase then looking for "BATTERY" in the string.

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  • JimSpy
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    Originally posted by rprade View Post
    The report I pointed to above uses "if device type contains 'battery'", so it catches all battery devices. I'm sure the script could be changed accordingly. I never bothered, because all of my battery operated devices are Z-Wave.
    I would need to take a refresher course on vbscript. Can you tell me the function name I would use to replace strComp (which IIRC is a full string comparison) to do a partial string comparison (or just "does the string contain")?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Actually, never mind. As far as I know, Motion Sensors are the only Insteon devices that report a battery condition, so I could just strComp on Motion Sensor Battery Low or whatever.

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  • randy
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    Originally posted by waynehead99 View Post
    I am sure you can make it work. Right now it is looking for a device type of Zwave batteries... you would just need to change this line to match what it is for insteon... I don't have any so I am not sure what it will look like:

    Code:
    If StrComp(dv.Device_Type_String(Nothing), "Z-Wave Battery") = 0 Then  'Only work with devices with a battery
    The report I pointed to above uses "if device type contains 'battery'", so it catches all battery devices. I'm sure the script could be changed accordingly. I never bothered, because all of my battery operated devices are Z-Wave.

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  • waynehead99
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    Originally posted by JimSpy View Post
    I see that it is designed for Z-wave; will it also work with Insteon motion sensors?
    I am sure you can make it work. Right now it is looking for a device type of Zwave batteries... you would just need to change this line to match what it is for insteon... I don't have any so I am not sure what it will look like:

    Code:
    If StrComp(dv.Device_Type_String(Nothing), "Z-Wave Battery") = 0 Then  'Only work with devices with a battery

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  • waynehead99
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    Originally posted by JimSpy View Post
    I tried this script, but I get an exception in the Log:
    Jan-10 1:54:43 PM Error Exception in script LowBatteryCheck: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    I just added this in (not sure how I missed this awesome script), and it works for me. Did you make sure to put the refID in the event for the script to see your virtual device?

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  • JimSpy
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    I see that it is designed for Z-wave; will it also work with Insteon motion sensors?

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  • JimSpy
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    Tried it, but...

    I tried this script, but I get an exception in the Log:
    Jan-10 1:54:43 PM Error Exception in script LowBatteryCheck: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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  • randy
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    Originally posted by JimSpy View Post
    OK, who has a nice script that will text me if a low-battery warning is received from any motion sensor? Preferably it will include the location of the sensor, but not absolutely necessary.
    In this post is a nice little script that will update a virtual device with the lowest battery level. You can trigger emails or other warnings off of the virtual device.

    Mike posted a script in this post that will generate a nicely formatted report of all batteries.

    I use the virtual device to trigger a message with the full report when any battery is low. I also email the report to me on the first friday of each month so I can replace batteries over the weekend.
    Last edited by randy; January 11, 2016, 01:37 PM.

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  • JimSpy
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    Low Battery Warning Script?

    OK, who has a nice script that will text me if a low-battery warning is received from any motion sensor? Preferably it will include the location of the sensor, but not absolutely necessary.
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