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    Is there a way to display a variable (or device string, etc.) as part of the message that is displayed by the Ecobee thermostat? If not, could the capability be added?

    Is there a way to control the length of time the message is displayed or to dismiss a message using the thermostat UI?
    Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
    HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

    HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

  • #2
    in version 3.0.0.13 available here I have just added support for HS Replacement Variables, so that you can use a device string, a global variable, a counter, etc... within the message of a "Send Message" action.

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    I don't think there is a way to control the length of time the message is displayed, it is displayed as long as someone touch ok on the thermostat.

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    • #3
      That was fast! I'll give it a try. Thank you.
      Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
      HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

      HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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      • #4
        Limited testing looks good. The implementation of replacement variables appears to be totally seamless. Thanks.

        I still need to live with it a while to see how it behaves in non-testing mode, but I think that has more to do the with characteristics of the message screen than the variable implementation. It would be very helpful if there was a way for HS to clear the message. I assume that is determined by what the thermostat will allow.
        Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
        HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

        HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Uncle Michael View Post
          I still need to live with it a while to see how it behaves in non-testing mode, but I think that has more to do the with characteristics of the message screen than the variable implementation. It would be very helpful if there was a way for HS to clear the message. I assume that is determined by what the thermostat will allow.
          I think I could add an action to clear all alerts (or alerts containing specific words), however that would include alerts being generated by the thermostat itself.

          Also I just read here that the SendMessage function has been deprecated and may not work in newest firmwares. So it may not worth to spend too much time on this...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by spud View Post
            Also I just read here that the SendMessage function has been deprecated and may not work in newest firmwares. So it may not worth to spend too much time on this...
            I agree. It's not worth additional effort. I was mostly just trying to understand the extent and limits of the capability rather than seek additional functionality.
            Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
            HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

            HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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