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Best Capability for a number

bscuderi 3 years ago updated by Jon Stolz 4 months ago 7

I have a custom device handler for my device that uses the following custom attribute..

 

attribute "RPM", "number"


This just displays as a tile in my device handler that shows the current RPM value of my pool pump for example 3,450 RPM.

I would like to get this into action tiles on my display in a way that best presents that information. My question is what device capability, that action tiles supports, should I change this to in order to best present my information? I'm not dead set on using my custom attribute and do not mind if it's something strange or nonsensical as I just want it to display right on action tiles. I tried power use and temperature and some others but then it displays on a tile that says watts or degrees F which looks funny.

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thanks for your help bud I found changing the device to device.carbonDioxide was the golden ticket for displaying the number value as I had hoped!

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These are the only Capability types we support (at the moment) that have a number value:


Carbon Dioxide Measurement
Energy Meter
Illuminance Measurement
Power Meter
Relative Humidity Measurement
Temperature Measurement
Ultraviolet Index
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These are the only Capability types we support (at the moment) that have a number value:


Carbon Dioxide Measurement
Energy Meter
Illuminance Measurement
Power Meter
Relative Humidity Measurement
Temperature Measurement
Ultraviolet Index
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thanks for your help bud I found changing the device to device.carbonDioxide was the golden ticket for displaying the number value as I had hoped!

Not sure how you did that conversion to device.carbonDioxide.  Was that in your Device Handler?  Name of your Device? 

A preference setting for the device?

I am trying to do two different measurement for my Dashboard.

A) Pollen Count, got it from a Device Handler, it gives Pollen Count for my area including decimals, but Actiontiles will not allow for that measurement, so I am converting the Pollen Count number into a temperature so that it displays on Actiontiles (by using a webcore piston using attributes)  Problem is Actiontiles of course shows the degree symbol and the number that gets displayed is only a number, no decimals included.

B) Air Quality Device handler, I get a number but have to do the same thing, convert to temperature using webcore piston using attributes and the display of course shows the degree symbol


I suspect @bscuderi used webcore or a custom device handler.


Also, I use a virtual/simulated(?) dimmer switch with a webcore piston.  The dimmer value indicates how long it has been since the pets have been fed.  It increments hourly and when reaches 8, I turn the dimmer switch on (which appears red in ActionTiles so I can remind kiddos.

@Alex - could you update the list up a few posts and add for each type: displays units? displays decimal?

would you mind posting the piston? Seems like a helpful application

Thanks, we will try it out