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Map Attribute value to custom value in Tile Footer

Ing. Ricardo Guevara 6 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Sim1011 4 years ago 2

I want to suggest a small change, but very important for my future projects.

I want to be able to change the tile status in the footer to a custom WORD status.

e.g.: When a contact sensor reports OPEN, the tile status should show ACTIVE, LIFTED or NOTHING AT ALL. -or- When that contact sensor is CLOSED, the tile status should show INACTIVE, LOCKED or NOTHING AT ALL. Same thing for other sensors.

Please check the picture attached to have a better idea. Please thumbs up in case you guys like the change.

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Interesting request, Ricardo,

ActionTiles is a "mass market" product, so we try to avoid offering customizations that conflict with the fundamental nature of the SmartThings Official Apps. SmartThings will only show a Contact Sensor with it's official States of "open" and "closed", and does not allow this to be modified. They are working on international language support, but that's not the same as your request.

SmartThings uses strict enumerations in the definition of each Attribute of a Capability: A Contact Sensor has Attribute "contact" with values "open,closed". They do not allow arbitrary values.

That said, ActionTiles is obviously a "customizable user interface", which is why we leave open to consideration the ability to offer customizations such as your suggestion. We hesitate to offer customizations which are unlikely to be used by many Customers though, as that will clutter the app, as well as introduce bug and performance risks.

We will leave this Request open for feedback for now.

OK, so where does this stand?

There are just simply too many devices that function with custom attributes for this to be left as is.