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  • heatvent
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    Originally posted by mnsandler View Post

    I actually tried to add the feature once but I didn't get very far. I'll revisit it in the future.
    Any chance you might still add some kind of "crawl" feature(s) to the plugin? Couple of places where this would be nice...
    • Migrating an existing network into HS ... connect to PLM interface and automatically add and program all existing devices in the interface.
    • Validating network and identifying bad links ... routine to say weekly read all devices and match to the HS database for any changes / differences.
    • Refresh HS data ... repull data from all devices and update HS so we have a good copy fo the actual links out in the network (this seems the simplest one, just automating the current read settings and links available at the device page, just cycle through all devices)
    Thanks for the great plugin!

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  • mnsandler
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    Originally posted by joegr View Post

    Wouldn't that also trigger anytime HS controlled the light?
    Yah, you might have a point there

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  • joegr
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    Originally posted by mnsandler View Post
    i have you tried the standard HS trigger like "had its value set to Any Value"?

    you may need to enable "Enable Value Set Trigger" from the Advanced tab within the plugin (see the latest beta)
    Wouldn't that also trigger anytime HS controlled the light?

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  • mnsandler
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    i have you tried the standard HS trigger like "had its value set to Any Value"?

    you may need to enable "Enable Value Set Trigger" from the Advanced tab within the plugin (see the latest beta)

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  • matt1
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    Hi Mark,

    I have been using your Plugin in for many years now and appreciate your efforts.

    Occupancy sensing has been a big part of my lighting control and I was hoping you might include a function that would help simplify using the Insteon switches for indications of occupancy. Specifically in events under "Insteon Special Triggers" I would like to see an option for "Transmits Any Command".

    Right Now I could have a long list of "OR IF" statements to include all the different transmit commands that might come from a switch or Keypad, Example:
    OR IF Outdoor Deck Flood Light Transmits an On Command
    OR IF Outdoor Deck Flood Light Transmits an Off Command
    OR IF Outdoor Deck Flood Light Transmits an Fast On Command
    .....

    Per this request, I would like a statement like the following...
    OR IF Outdoor Deck Flood Light Transmits Any Command
    I believe using the switches is a powerful way of indicating occupancy. If someone hits the switch we know someone is there.

    You might even take it to the next level and create some pre-canned virtual occupancy devices/zones based on switch activity or a group of switches.

    Thanks,

    Matt

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  • ttantalol
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    jowihue lists api calls and gives you ability to delete unwanted logged in devices. I don't think Insteon does that and I guess there's no need for it.

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  • mnsandler
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    Originally posted by ttantalol View Post
    API call logs please for each hub that is online (or show history). That would be most useful, because being safe is priceless. Maybe the ability to erase unknowns. I know, this is a lot to ask. What are your thoughts?
    I'm not following your request regarding API calls. And regarding 'erase unknowns'; unknown what?

    can you elaborate on all this with a use case or two

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  • ttantalol
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    API call logs please for each hub that is online (or show history). That would be most useful, because being safe is priceless. Maybe the ability to erase unknowns. I know, this is a lot to ask. What are your thoughts?

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  • simplextech
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    Originally posted by mnsandler View Post

    so the irony is the plugin must create a link to the device before it can read and delete from the link database. so the plugin would have to create the first time link, read all the links, find this new one (because the plugin doesn't know where in the database it was written), and then delete all the others. And then possibly move the initial link to the beginning of the link database to keep the database link table clean. And then write the device specific links.

    the cleanest and fastest thing is to factory reset the device before adding. This makes the add process much faster and more reliable. Unfortunately there is no 'reset' command i can send (its not part of the protocol).

    I can't say yes or no at this point. I'll have to review the add process code.
    Thanks for the details. I was asking as I'm playing with a new ISY and back and forth with some devices and the ISY has the "Remove all existing links" feature. The reset of devices is obvious the cleanest but the most daunting to go around to all of the devices. At least in my testing it's only a few devices.

    Excellent plugin BTW I bought yesterday and moved 46 devices over for testing from the ISY

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  • mnsandler
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    Originally posted by Simplex Technology View Post
    Any chance of getting a "Remove all existing links" option for adding devices?
    so the irony is the plugin must create a link to the device before it can read and delete from the link database. so the plugin would have to create the first time link, read all the links, find this new one (because the plugin doesn't know where in the database it was written), and then delete all the others. And then possibly move the initial link to the beginning of the link database to keep the database link table clean. And then write the device specific links.

    the cleanest and fastest thing is to factory reset the device before adding. This makes the add process much faster and more reliable. Unfortunately there is no 'reset' command i can send (its not part of the protocol).

    I can't say yes or no at this point. I'll have to review the add process code.

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  • simplextech
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    Any chance of getting a "Remove all existing links" option for adding devices?

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  • smithdavee
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    Thank you sir!

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  • mnsandler
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    Originally posted by smithdavee View Post
    A reprogram a device that is failing, or even just reading a device. Also the comms test.
    the comm test does have a Cancel. I will add the Cancel btn to the feature request list for the other jobs

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  • smithdavee
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    A reprogram a device that is failing, or even just reading a device. Also the comms test.

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