Z-Way: Rule execute once only

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michap
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Z-Way: Rule execute once only

Post by michap » 15 Jan 2020 12:03

Hi,

what can be the best way to define a rule execute at defined time only?

As simple sample I want to switch off a light at 8:00.

In "rules" I can set only if "time >= 08:00" - but this means that I never can switch the light on later, it will be switched off by rule then again.
Why there is no option if "time = 08:00" ?
(yes... I coud add "and if time <= 08:02" as sample....)

Or If I want to switch off the light at 8:00 or if the luminiscence >150lx.
After switching on the light manual again - it will be switched off.

Would be nice to have an option "execute only once per day" .

Of course there is a workaround using a virtual device and save the state of rule and include this into the rule, but it is not the easy way ;)
I have tried the option "Check the rule for every change of state of a device listed under Conditions" - but it cannot be used for this case.

Any idea, how to make it easy for users?

Thanks!

Michael

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Re: Z-Way: Rule execute once only

Post by enbemokel » 15 Jan 2020 16:00

Hi,

for a simple sample, it would be possible to use the "Schedule" app?!
But if it should be more powerful you might have to use different scenes....didn´t test it, no need so far ;-)

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Re: Z-Way: Rule execute once only

Post by michap » 15 Jan 2020 19:02

Schedule App does not have the rule features ;)

Additional - for users we have now the 6 "Automation" buttons, so it would be great to integrate it here in rules.
I think it is a standard rule set what I described, nothing special.

I personal have some more complicated rules, most of them have fixed time (or sunset/sunrise with delay) or a sensor value condition - and the option to modify afterwards by hand the target device (as sample roller shutter, light etc.). For sunset/sunrise only it is not a problem...

This is why the "automatic correction" of the rule afterwards interferes ;)

With "execute once only per day" it could be solved and would be easy to understand.
And the "time = xx:yy" option as trigger of course, what could me more interresting.

Michael
(edited at 17:56)

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