When I try to “Create Device”, I hit a brick wall.
I get the error “A Device must have either a Location or a Hub”.
The problem: The fields for Location and Hub are blank. Their pulldown menus are blank. The fields won’t let me enter anything in those fields. My Smartthings system (hub + devices) already has Location & Hub defined. Along with rooms, groups, automations, etc.
I don’t need anything tricky or fancy. I simply want the Smartthings Button to be used in Alexa Routines.
What am I doing wrong?
I’ve been lurking here for days - you guys are great!
you would have logged into the wrong shard. Using https://account.smartthings.com would automatically redirect you to your appropriate SHARD that contains your devices/smart apps/device handlers. in your case, that is NA04. When you are on the wrong SHARD, you will have all the issues you described. Start with the correct SHARD and try everything again.
I think you fournd the root cause.
I was using various web sites to get instructions on how to add the Smartthings button. They provided links to the Smartthings ide. They may have used addresses for different shards.
Thank You! I would have never figured this out on my own.
You introduced the “shard” topic - which I never saw in all my hours of trying to figger this out.
Now hopefully Alexa will recognize the Smarthings button, since the button is listed under “My Devices” (when using the right shard)
And the ST Device Handler is listed under “Device Handler” (when using the right shard)