AutoVera Toggle dimmer with status update widget

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  1. rmitsos

    rmitsos New Member

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    Hi to all

    I try to make a widget to be used as a toggler which updates on status change. The problem is mostly my understanding about how Tasker handles the action (toggle on-off switch) and status-update on a single widget. I've successfully made the part with the toggle but I'm struggling with the update and how the widget changes the icon or appears a text when on-off. I have already read the instructions many times and I feel very bad because they are so analytical that normally shouldn't have any problem.

    In brief I've made the following :
    * A task named Dimmer which toggles my device. As a stand-alone it works like a charm having a static icon linked to a widget.
    * A profile AutoVera Status which is linked to a new Task: DimmerUpd. This task carries the if-then-else logic for switching the icon according to status that it supposed to get from Vera.

    Are the above-mentioned correct or am I missing something ? How are tasks Dimmer (toggler) and DimmerUpd (updater) linked as a single action ?
    I really apologize if these questions fall mostly into how Tasker works but your valuable feedback will help me to understand the logic behind building vera actions and scenes.
     
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    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    The profile export :

    Profile: AutoVera Dimmer (8)
    Event: AutoVera Status Update [ Configuration:Vera: dimi
    Device: Balcony dimmer
    Service: Power Switch
    Variable: Status ]
    Enter: DimmerUpd (4)
    A1: If [ %avnewstatus eq 1 ]
    A2: Else If [ %avnewstatus eq 0 ]
    A3: Set Widget Label [ Name:Off Label: ]
    A4: End If


    Yes I've read all of them and this is the reason I feel a bit stupid .....:confused: because I know it's there and it works ....

    Thanx for your assistance and patience !!
     
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    rmitsos New Member

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    I've tested other devices as well for just receiving a status update and seems that I'm not able to get any. How can I check that AutoVera is operational from vera-controller ? I can set a value but I can't retrieve an update.
     
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    Ok I found it. I had a missing point on my Task Update action/Set Widget Icon, where I had to add (using the magnifying glass) the task that toggles the switch.
     
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    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    So it's ok now? :) Sorry for the delay.
     
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    Yes it is. I missed a basic point where I had to point the Widget Icon Set --> to the actual widget so Tasker didn't know where to apply the new icon.
    That was due to my ignorance and of-course not an Autovera issue.

    One last question. Is it normal that there's a slight delay like say 3 sec to toggle a switch ?

    Thank you
     
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    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, that's normal unfortunately. There's lots of steps to make it toggle so it's normal that it takes a few seconds to do it :)
     
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