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    Controlling Grouped Devices - Turning off an individual light in a group of lights

    Hello, spud or anyone that can answer,
    I've gone through a number of pages in the New Features thread and can't seem to find the answer. I thought I remembered reading that if you use the below ET action to set a group of lights (for example) to off that it would only send the off command to individual devices in that group that were on and not every device in the group? Or is the only option to send to all devices with an X delay in between?

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    HS3 3.0.0.548 &HSTouch Designer 3.0.71 with 996 Devices, 547 Events
    Plugin's:
    BLBackup, BLOccupied, BLShutdown, EasyTrigger, Ecobee, Nest, AK Bond
    EnvisaLink DSC, PHLocation, Pushover, SONOS, Blue Iris, UltraRachio3,
    weatherXML, Jon00 Alexa Helper, Network Monitor, MyQ, Z-Wave 3.0.1.252

    #2
    Edit... shouldn't respond from my phone... there's a checkbox to enable that option.
    -Wade

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      #3
      See below. In this example, the event runs every 30 minutes, checks each light in a group to see if it is off, if the light is off, it sets it's value to 25%; if it is on, it sets its value to whatever the current value is (i.e., it leaves it unchanged if the user manually had turned on the value) -- but since the "Send command only if expression results in a new value" box is checked, if the statement if($DEVICEVALUE ==0, 25, $DEVICEVALUE) results in an unchanged value, it doesn't send the new command.

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        #4
        Thank you! jvm I appreciate you including the syntax in the "to" box as well, very helpful!

        cc4005 Completely understand, as much as the world wants to go totally mobile, a computer with keyboard and mouse is sometimes much easier!
        HS3 3.0.0.548 &HSTouch Designer 3.0.71 with 996 Devices, 547 Events
        Plugin's:
        BLBackup, BLOccupied, BLShutdown, EasyTrigger, Ecobee, Nest, AK Bond
        EnvisaLink DSC, PHLocation, Pushover, SONOS, Blue Iris, UltraRachio3,
        weatherXML, Jon00 Alexa Helper, Network Monitor, MyQ, Z-Wave 3.0.1.252

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          #5
          Originally posted by jvm View Post
          See below. In this example, the event runs every 30 minutes, checks each light in a group to see if it is off, if the light is off, it sets it's value to 25%; if it is on, it sets its value to whatever the current value is (i.e., it leaves it unchanged if the user manually had turned on the value) -- but since the "Send command only if expression results in a new value" box is checked, if the statement if($DEVICEVALUE ==0, 25, $DEVICEVALUE) results in an unchanged value, it doesn't send the new command.

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          If I wanted to evaluate that the device is not equal to 0 would I use "<>" in place of your "=="?
          HS3 3.0.0.548 &HSTouch Designer 3.0.71 with 996 Devices, 547 Events
          Plugin's:
          BLBackup, BLOccupied, BLShutdown, EasyTrigger, Ecobee, Nest, AK Bond
          EnvisaLink DSC, PHLocation, Pushover, SONOS, Blue Iris, UltraRachio3,
          weatherXML, Jon00 Alexa Helper, Network Monitor, MyQ, Z-Wave 3.0.1.252

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            #6
            Originally posted by The Profit View Post

            If I wanted to evaluate that the device is not equal to 0 would I use "<>" in place of your "=="?
            Yes, according to the documentation, both “<>” and “!=“ are acceptable for not equal.

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