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  • pugsly
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    I realize this is an old thread but thought it might show up in searches.

    There is an EasyTrigger: Toggle function. as long as you toggle an even number of times, the device will be left in its original state. I use this to flash lights a few times when an even happens, but them leave them in the state they were before the alert.

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  • ts1234
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    Thanks! As a newbie/smartthings convert I really appreciate the help! I think I get your suggestion and will give it a shot in the morning.

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  • S-F
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    Ok. I had some time to look into this. I think you're going to need a simple script to accomplish this. There may be an Easy Trigger plugin function to do this but I'm not seeing it. I see an action to set a device to a variable but not to set a variable to a device. You could do this with a virtual device and Easy Trigger but it would be a little more cumbersome and would require two events. If you wanted to go that route your event would look like:

    IF your lights value changes
    THEN set a virtual device to your light

    Then run your other event but at the end add:

    THEN Set your light to your virtual device.

    Make sense?

    Maybe there's another way of accomplishing this that's completely escaping me at the moment. Hopefully more folks will chime in.

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  • S-F
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    Welcome to HomeSeer!

    I believe you would do this with global variables. I'm away from my system right now but I will try to remember to check later this evening.

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  • ts1234
    started a topic Collect and Restore Zwave Device Variables

    Collect and Restore Zwave Device Variables

    Converting over from SmartThings...gosh is the response time so much better with HS.

    One thing I am missing from WebCore with SmartThings seems to be the ability to query a device for it current state...store that data...make a temporary change and then restore the device to it's original state.

    For instance...

    If someone comes on the front porch and doesn't ring the doorbell (usually FedEx or UPS) I want three different sets of lights to flash inside. When that sequence completes...I don't want them to be turned either on or off...(and end up in the dark for example) I want them to restore to whatever state they were in before the event to flash the lights ran.

    Is there a plug in that can do this...if not...any steps to get where I want to be?

    THANKS!

    Tom
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