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    Entering date into a string

    Spud another great plugin that I found very useful.
    Quick question, I'm trying to update a device with the $date variable, unfortunately the $date is giving me the full date, would it be possible to format it as 03/04/2020 instead of Wednesday, March 04 2020?

    On the same subject, how would I update a device string by taking the "Last update" field from another device?

    Thanks

    #2
    unfortunately this is not something I control at the level plugin, it is handled by HS as any other replacement variable, see https://help.homeseer.com/help/HS3/s...ment_variables

    underneath it may use your windows regional settings to format the date string, so you may try to change these to see if they have any effect.

    Regarding updating a device string by taking the "Last update" field from another device, I don't think it is possible without any scripting.

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      #3
      Thank you Spud

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        #4
        Originally posted by alphatech View Post

        On the same subject, how would I update a device string by taking the "Last update" field from another device?
        You could do it like this using the replacement variables $time and $date:

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        That will display your device string like this:

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        That what you're looking for??

        --Barry

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          #5
          If you know anything about Node-RED and the plugin Big5, I can show you how to format the string to look like any of these using a Date/Time Formatter Node:

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          --Barry

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            #6
            Originally posted by logman View Post
            If you know anything about Node-RED and the plugin Big5, I can show you how to format the string to look like any of these using a Date/Time Formatter Node:

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            --Barry
            Barry, very nice of you, thank you for your help offering. I wanted the date but the time was the important part of it so I only used the $time field

            Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

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              #7
              Originally posted by logman View Post
              If you know anything about Node-RED and the plugin Big5, I can show you how to format the string to look like any of these using a Date/Time Formatter Node:


              --Barry
              Could you post what the Big5 Get looks like? Thanks

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