FAQ: Weird Information in the IDE (Feb 2023)

Since we are getting this question/comment several times a week now, here is the FAQ. If you are trying to add a new device with an edge driver, or check on any device that is using an edge driver, and you see weird information or blank fields in the IDE, that’s normal.

The IDE is part of the old architecture and will be going away once the transition to the new architecture is complete.

Once a device has been assigned to an edge driver, any edge driver, the information in the IDE may be incomplete or inaccurate or old. Just ignore it. Don’t try to edit it. The edits won’t work and may break the integration. :disappointed_relieved:

Instead, there are now three places to look for the information you used to get from the IDE.

  1. as @csstup suggested, just start with the device details in the smartthings app.

JSHESSEN gives the steps for this process:

  1. if you need still more information, try


Which is a new official feature.

  1. and if you need even more details, you can use the CLI or a community-created webpage called API browser plus

SmartThings API Browser+ ... Now Available to All

But lots of things are going to look weird in the IDE now. They aren’t bothering to update it since it’s going to be eliminated anyway.

You can find additional information in the following community FAQ:

Life after the IDE: Questions and Answers

@jkp @automated_house @h0ckeysk8er @HalD @nathancu @Mariano_Colmenarejo @philh30 @krlaframboise @blueyetisoftware


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