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  • Inshakoor
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    Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
    My guess is that your power strip is providing periodic status to HS. HS generates an event telling mcsMQTT that the device was set. mcsMQTT sends MQTT message with the status. This can be confirmed in the debug log if debug data is being collected in the plugin using the setting on the General tab.

    I'm not certain about 5.9.3.2 operation, but with the current version of the plugin you have the ability to control only sending changes vs. sending every time HS provides the event. For non-plugin devices it is set via HS Device Management with a setting similar to Set Does Not Change Last Time. In HS4 it was renamed to Last Change Time Updates on Status Change Only.

    The current plugin version is 5.13.2.0. It is described at https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/hs...on-and-viewing and includes references for instructions to use the Updater Override process to install it.
    Well krike, you were right... I totally missed that the power strip mqtt data was indeed stat and not cmnd. My mistake there. Thank you, I updated to 5.13.2.0 and re-enabled my theater lights subflow in Node-Red and I no longer see infinite off commands preventing me from turning them back on. I'll keep an eye on things to make sure I didn't miss anything. Thanks for your tireless efforts in helping this community with your amazing plugin(s).

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  • Michael McSharry
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    My guess is that your power strip is providing periodic status to HS. HS generates an event telling mcsMQTT that the device was set. mcsMQTT sends MQTT message with the status. This can be confirmed in the debug log if debug data is being collected in the plugin using the setting on the General tab.

    I'm not certain about 5.9.3.2 operation, but with the current version of the plugin you have the ability to control only sending changes vs. sending every time HS provides the event. For non-plugin devices it is set via HS Device Management with a setting similar to Set Does Not Change Last Time. In HS4 it was renamed to Last Change Time Updates on Status Change Only.

    The current plugin version is 5.13.2.0. It is described at https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/hs...on-and-viewing and includes references for instructions to use the Updater Override process to install it.

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  • Inshakoor
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    Hey all, I'm at my wits end here. I noticed my mcsmqtt HS3 plugin hadn't been updated since 5.4.x so I updated to 5.9.3.2 a few days ago. Since then, I'm getting MQTT commands sending 0 (off) to a number of devices from I don't know where. For instance, I have a Z-wave power strip and I monitor my washer and dryer on it. Every minute I'm seeing a washer and dryer 0 sent via MQTT. In my small home theater, when I turn off the theater lights (zigbee lights controlled from Zigbee2MQTT but I added a virtual device for it to HomeSeer to control it from my Echo Dot) it spams the heck out of MQTT with 0 to all of the lights. I literally can't turn them on. They turn off instantly lol. If I restart mcsmqtt then all is quite until I use them one time and then things go crazy again. I'm monitoring all MQTT commands from MQTT.fx but my question is does anyone have any thoughts as to how I can tell *where* the MQTT commands are coming from? If any more information is needed, I'm happy to share. I should note that I also have these devices in Node-Red which runs based upon time and/or voice command and the like. Thank you.

    *Update: I disabled Node-Red and the MQTT commands continued. I de-associated the devices from mcsmqtt and they stopped. I re-associated the devices and the commands continue.

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  • tailwind
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    Thanks Michael for the answer. Took me a bit of Sherlock Holmes to figure out how to solve the problem based on your answer and the plugin. That had to do with my limited knowledge of the plugin, not your answer :-). In the end it was simple once I figured it out. I will create a new topic describing my issue and the solution to it for other people new to the plugin and strugling with the same thing and for future reference.

    btw awesome plugin. Overwhelming, but awesome. Thanks!

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  • Michael McSharry
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    I suggest associating the subject topic to a HS device on the Association tab and use the List Control/Status UI on the Edit tab. Each payload text will now be assigned a specific Value-Status pair and then you can trigger on HS Device Value being a specific number.

    It is also better to start a new topic rather than extending this long thread because it becomes hard to search.

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  • tailwind
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    Ik have a Zigbee remote which sends different messages based on which button is pressed. I want to react to this messages so I setup the following event:

    My problem is that there is also a payload which is called "up_hold". The problem is that I cannot distinguise between the "up" and "up_hold" because both payloads contain the word "up".

    My question is if I it's possible to explicitly match the payload text? (I know that the text specifically states the word "contains", but I just want to check if it's possible or not). I've tried putting single and double quotes around the word, but that doesn't work.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question.

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  • Michael McSharry
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    Thank you for the feedback on the updater file. I fixed it so the next person will not have a problem with it.

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  • goldriver
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    Michael McSharry after upgrading to 5.11.6.2 it is now working (BTW your updater_override.json does not contain the correct version number)

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  • Michael McSharry
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    I did the test with current version of the HS4 plugin. The event was:

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    I sent the Test/VD/set topic. After 1 minute the HS Log showed the Action and the mcsMQTT debug showed the following. I had other triggers setup, but the important items I highlighted.

    Code:
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521166 | ManageNewMessage Test/VD/set
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521166 | ActoOnMessageForTrigger Topic Test/VD/set,Payload=On
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521167 | Trigger List Topic Test/MultiTopic,Match=False,Trig Payload=7
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521167 | Trigger List Topic Test/MultiTopic,Match=False,Trig Payload=6
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521168 | Trigger List Topic Test/Receive/#,Match=False,Trig Payload=
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521169 | Trigger List Topic Test,Match=False,Trig Payload=ding
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521169 | Trigger List Topic Test/#,Match=True,Trig Payload=
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521170 | Trigger List Payload Match
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521171 | Trigger Fire UID 6304, TrigListUID=8322
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521171 | Trigger Fire UID 6304, TrigListUID=3718
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521172 | Trigger Fire UID 6304, TrigListUID=8970
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521172 | Trigger Fire UID 6304, TrigListUID=9344
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521173 | Trigger Fire UID 6304, TrigListUID=6304
    12/18/2020 3:58:59 PM 521174 | Trigger Fired 
    I reviewed the change log https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/li...mcsmqtt-plugin post #1 between your version and current version and did not see anything change for event triggers. You can update using the updater override process to http://mcsSprinklers.com/HSPI_mcsMQTT_5_11_6_2.zip, but I suspect you will get the same result. What do you get in the debug log following the ManageNewMessage for your topic?

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  • goldriver
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    Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
    I will test again. This is posted in HS3 forum. Are you using the HS3 plugin?
    sorry, I posted on the wrong forum. I am using HS4 plugin 5.9.3.2

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  • Michael McSharry
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    I will test again. This is posted in HS3 forum. Are you using the HS3 plugin?

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  • goldriver
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    Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
    The trigger you setup is for a topic that has at least three components Node-Red, heartbeat, and anything else.
    The device is subscribed to a topic that has two components Node-Red and heartbeat.
    If you remove the /# from the trigger than you should get what you want.
    Unfortunatly, I had already tried without the /# and it is not working either.

    Should I see anything in the debug file that would give me some hints on the issue ? because I don't !

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    Originally posted by goldriver View Post
    Question about events triggering with "MQTT topic timout "

    I am trying to set an event to notify me if a specific topic was not received for the last X minutes. I have followed the manual and set up the following event:

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    after setting the event, I made sure that the plugin was catching the topic and I created a HS device with a timestamp:

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    I manually published to the topics, waited 3 minutes,made sure nothing was published to the topic meanwile and still the event is not triggered.

    Am I missing something here ?
    I use other method to check if nodered( and others ) are online.

    I didn’t know this option. That’s creative an easy to implement .

    Thanks to you both

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  • Michael McSharry
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    The trigger you setup is for a topic that has at least three components Node-Red, heartbeat, and anything else.
    The device is subscribed to a topic that has two components Node-Red and heartbeat.
    If you remove the /# from the trigger than you should get what you want.

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  • goldriver
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    Question about events triggering with "MQTT topic timout "

    I am trying to set an event to notify me if a specific topic was not received for the last X minutes. I have followed the manual and set up the following event:

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    after setting the event, I made sure that the plugin was catching the topic and I created a HS device with a timestamp:

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    I manually published to the topics, waited 3 minutes,made sure nothing was published to the topic meanwile and still the event is not triggered.

    Am I missing something here ?

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