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  • Michael McSharry
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    Can you show the Advanced information from the Status/Graphics tab of Devices Page for a child device that you are trying to manage. An example is

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  • tahl
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    randy I'm using Chrome. I can't see why it would be the browser but you never know....

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  • randy
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    I doubt it is related to hardware. I was able to bulk edit and copy when I briefly had my very large and busy system on a pi. I wonder if it is a a browser issue. What are you using?

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  • tahl
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    Thanks anyway. I'm on a Raspberry Pi so maybe they cut features. I'm between a rock and hard place. I'm on hold for tech support....

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  • randy
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    I don’t know. It works for me with a couple dozen choices.


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  • tahl
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    avpman , hi. I've tried to get your suggestion to work to no avail. I'm able to get into bulk edit mode but regardless of what I check (child, parent, both), I'm only allowed 2 bulk actions: add category and delete category. Any ideas?? Thanks.

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  • avpman
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    Ahh, right. tahl enable bulk edit mode, check the child device to copy under the parent, then bulk edit "copy" and you can create as many children as you need. Hope this helps you, at least with virtual devices.

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  • ServiceXp
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    Using the Mulit-Mark thingy on the Device page.

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  • avpman
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    Originally posted by tahl View Post
    Sounds like it is what it is. Like I said create a parent and child device for every variable, or use a third party utility. Poor design. Awkward. Etc.
    I did this back a few months ago but for the life of me, I can't remember how to do it. I created a virtual device with one child and then made copies of the child/feature so it had more than one feature. I named each of the child/features. Basically I had my Audio Processor as the root, and each child was an on/off for each input. Hopefully, someone here remembers how to do it.

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  • tahl
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    Sounds like it is what it is. Like I said create a parent and child device for every variable, or use a third party utility. Poor design. Awkward. Etc.

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  • TC1
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    Also be aware that Jon has solved the Parent/child necessity problem in HS4 with his new utility that allows you to create childless virtual devices.

    https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/3r...-4#post1510631

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  • randy
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    Originally posted by tahl View Post
    Michael McSharry randy I was ready to start making child devices under some category parent devices but it appears that once a device is defined, you cannot add "features" i.e., child devices. Am I missing something?

    So this means that for each virtual variable, I either have to create two devices -- one a parent and one a child -- or create a device and then use a utility like jon's to move it under a parent?
    I use Jon00’s grouping utility. Don’t ever use it on devices owned by a plug-in, but it works great on Virtual devices. That’s how I built my lighting control device with 16 features in post #3 above. I do find it easier to use the legacy device manager to create the devices, to avoid building a parent and feature each time.

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  • tahl
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    Michael McSharry randy I was ready to start making child devices under some category parent devices but it appears that once a device is defined, you cannot add "features" i.e., child devices. Am I missing something?

    So this means that for each virtual variable, I either have to create two devices -- one a parent and one a child -- or create a device and then use a utility like jon's to move it under a parent?

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  • tahl
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    I guess that's rather clever.

    Unfortunately, every time HS upgrades they create chaos. HS2 to HS3 took six months of rework. Why just now turn off check parent values after HS4 has been out for how long?

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  • randy
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    Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
    You can regroup child device/features under different parents.
    That is how I do mine. Here are my 16 lighting control virtual devices under a single root:

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