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    I am a little fuzzy on the polling function.
    1. Under what circumstances would you set a device's polling interval to something other than zero? I would think this is for troubleshooting purposes, and that it would normally stay at zero?
    2. Then there is the intrinsic HomeSeer polling function, the "broadcasting antenna" icon, I assume this is what we use to have HomeSeer "catch up" with any changes while it was down (since the Power Failure Recovery function is a complete dunsel). It's pretty handy, but is that function addressable through scripting, and if so, wouldn't it make sense to just make it part of the start-up script?

  • #2
    I use the polling for devices that don't update hs status consistently. specifically on devices (lights & fans) that i want to turn off via an event.
    Mark

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    • #3
      Picking up where we left off...So basically, yes, it's for troubleshooting, right?

      But my main question again is, can the polling function be called from a script? Can I insert something in the startup script that polls all devices for their current status?

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      • #4
        I use polling on appliance type devices. Those do not resume to the same state after a power failure, they always stay off when power comes back. Sometimes, they get unplugged and then plugged back in, or a GFI trips and gets reset. Polling every so often is the only way to catch that this happened.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JimSpy View Post
          Picking up where we left off...So basically, yes, it's for troubleshooting, right?

          But my main question again is, can the polling function be called from a script? Can I insert something in the startup script that polls all devices for their current status?
          the latest beta has a poll all devices event action. you can create an manual action,and then run that event from the startup script
          Mark

          HS3 Pro 3.0.0.435
          Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
          Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
          Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mnsandler View Post

            the latest beta has a poll all devices event action. you can create an manual action,and then run that event from the startup script
            OK, that'll work. Thanks.

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            • #7
              Slight bug in that event setup (or is it a feature?) Polling interval defaults to 2 seconds, but apparently the interface doesn't like that number, you have to choose another, or the event won't "take."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JimSpy View Post
                Slight bug in that event setup (or is it a feature?) Polling interval defaults to 2 seconds, but apparently the interface doesn't like that number, you have to choose another, or the event won't "take."
                small bug. as a work around, select 3, save, then select 2 and save
                Mark

                HS3 Pro 3.0.0.435
                Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                • #9
                  Compliance. Success. Gratitude.

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