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    Easytrigger groups help

    Looking for a bit help to hopefully nudge me in the right direction.

    If I have grouped a bunch of door sensors. I understand that if any device in the group changes to "open", I can then turn on "A" light or if any and all devices in the group changes to "closed", turn light off. But what I want to be able to do the following:

    If any device in group changes to "open", push a notification to my phone specifying exactly which device in the group changed and to take that specific device and turn on the appropriate light. Right now, I have made events for each individual door sensor, but if it can be made more efficient using easy trigger groups, that would be fantastic trimming down my events qty. I can see efficiency for other things such as all my window sensors, motion sensors etc...

    Any help on this would be appreciated...

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    FYI - ET has a bug that causes many false positives with devices coming from Plugins like MyQ & Ademco. I've alerted spud to this but I have not heard back.

    What you want is like this...

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      #3
      mwoo68 Here's what the User Guide states:

      "When a trigger based on a group is fired 4 global variables ETDeviceRef, ETDeviceName, ETDEviceLocation1, ETDeviceLocation2, ETDeviceValue and ETDeviceStatus are set, which respectively track the ref#, the name, the location 1, the location 2, the value and the status of the triggering device.
      This allows to use information about the triggering device in the event action, like in the screenshot below:

      With that info, you could run a script to turn on/off the appropriate light for each device in the group. I don't see anyway to use the info to control another device directly.

      Personally, I prefer the simple, individual, single-task events vs. creating complex events using groups. ET groups are great for monitoring and controlling devices as a group but things can get complicated fast when it comes to events.

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        Personally, I prefer the simple, individual, single-task events vs. creating complex events using groups. ET groups are great for monitoring and controlling devices as a group but things can get complicated fast when it comes to events

        That's what I have now. A lot of simple events. I have not delved into the more "complicated" stuff like global variables or scripts.

        I could leave well enough alone, but I'm not sure if I'm missing out on some of the advanced stuff. I'll poke around with some testing with these global variables to see how they work out for me. Thanks all.

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