Feature: States

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Summary

States represent current values of various items within the automation system. States can include any arbitrary information, such as weather, sunrise/sunset, moon-rise, someone's location, alarm system status, etc.

Examples

  • is.sunvisible = True
  • is.night = False
  • detected_location.city = Folsom
  • next.night = 1536200938

States are used inside automation rules as well as inside modules.

Viewing States

View states using the web interface.

Naming conventions

It is recommended to follow these naming conventions when creating new states:

  • For anything that is a boolean, start with "is". If it's light outside, the name should be 'is.light'.
  • For any items that will occur in the future, start with 'next'. The next sunrise should be called 'next.sunrise'.

See Also

This page was last edited on 13 September 2018.