ActionTiles Not Reflecting New Device?


(Oleg) #1

Hi there, new here…I know the answer to this must be absurdly simple but I’m out of ideas. I got approved to install ActionTiles and it’s great. All of my devices imported and everything largely works as it should. I’ve since added a virtual dimmer to my hub. I can see it in the IDE and it responds correctly in the app. However, when I go to authorize it from ActionTiles it does not show up in the list of devices I can check off to work with AT.

In short, when ActionTiles goes to the IDE “Authorization” page every device shows except that one. What am I missing? Really appreciate any help!!


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #2

Not a totally uncommon problem, Oleg...

Please read the KB Article at this link and then tell me the exact vendor/model/Device Type of the missing sensors.

Some Things are missing from SmartThings Authorize Things screen?


(Oleg) #3

Thanks! I actually JUST fixed it as a result of reading that same post :slight_smile: I skimmed the help topics and obviously didn’t pay enough attention because I missed that one. RTFM indeed.

Appreciate the help.

The specific device type was this one:

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=Virtual_Dimmer


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #4

Thanks… I’ll submit a pull-request to @MichaelS to add: Capability "Sensor" to this DTH (unless this post spurs him to do it ;-)).


(Micheal ) #5

I am on it… :slight_smile:


(Oleg) #6

Wow, I feel like I kinda/sorta contributed for a change :slight_smile:


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #7

You really did!

That’s what SmartThings Community is all about!


(Micheal ) #8

Thank you for the note about this…the DTH (device type handler) has been updated to 1.1.1, and the documentation has been updated as well.

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichaelStruck/SmartThingsPublic/master/devicetypes/michaelstruck/virtual-dimmer.src/virtual-dimmer.groovy


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #9

Thank-YOU, @MichaelS!

But the crusade continues…

Though it doesn’t affect ActionTiles’s ability to authorize this Device, as a DTH that accepts Commands (on, off, setLevel…) it is also supposed to claim: Capability "Actuator", please.


(Micheal ) #10

Ok…updating that as well…


(Micheal ) #11

Actually looked in my Alexa Helper and Google Home Helper code and it appears I added these commands to those dimmers. I have updated the virtual dimmer as well (and the documentation):

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichaelStruck/SmartThingsPublic/master/devicetypes/michaelstruck/virtual-dimmer.src/virtual-dimmer.groovy