[RELEASE] Simple Device Info Viewer

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No, I don’t think it is. That’s more a question for the smartthings team though

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@nayelyz, as you can see @lmullineux has created a great and easy way for people without ST hubs to create virtual devices for the new architecture.

One glaring omission is the lack of an Alexa Switch. It is basically a Virtual Switch with an integral Contact Sensor, so that the switch can trigger Alexa Routines. SmartThings needs to provide the ability for people without ST hubs to make Alexa Switches.

Thank you @lmullineux

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The VIRTUAL devices in general seem to be useful where the capabilities have setter or enum commands. However without those they seem to rely on an automation setting their events directly. The custom devices have the option for ‘command mappings’ but it isn’t clear exactly what they actually they are meant to do as they seem to apply to capabilities but are added at the device level.

Local execution seems to be allowed for. My best guess is that this provides the mechanism for creating virtual devices in Edge, with the Virtual Switch driver being an example.

I think more likely useful webhook integrations, than edge.

Edge has it’s own approach to device creation, you do it in code and write command handlers for the actions.

I would imagine there is some kind of app handling the cloud based virtual devices, however when it comes to local ones I would argue that there is something to what I am saying …

smartthings virtualdevices:create-standard -i localswitch.yaml
2022-10-12T09:47:00.049207554+00:00 TRACE Virtual Switch  Received event with handler capability
2022-10-12T09:47:00.056113388+00:00 INFO Virtual Switch  <Device: ccf730d6-58ad-4c56-8a58-e51578f6d37f (Local Virtual Switch)> received command: {"args":{},"capability":"switch","command":"off","component":"main","positional_args":{}}
2022-10-12T09:47:00.074830554+00:00 TRACE Virtual Switch  Found CapabilityCommandDispatcher handler in virtual-switch
2022-10-12T09:47:00.078256054+00:00 INFO Virtual Switch  <Device: ccf730d6-58ad-4c56-8a58-e51578f6d37f (Local Virtual Switch)> emitting event: {"attribute_id":"switch","capability_id":"switch","component_id":"main","state":{"value":"off"},"state_change":true}
2022-10-12T09:47:00.117771179+00:00 DEBUG Virtual Switch  Local Virtual Switch device thread event handled
2022-10-12T09:47:06.805091891+00:00 TRACE Virtual Switch  Received event with handler capability
2022-10-12T09:47:06.813637349+00:00 INFO Virtual Switch  <Device: ccf730d6-58ad-4c56-8a58-e51578f6d37f (Local Virtual Switch)> received command: {"args":{},"capability":"switch","command":"on","component":"main","positional_args":{}}
2022-10-12T09:47:06.816962683+00:00 TRACE Virtual Switch  Found CapabilityCommandDispatcher handler in virtual-switch
2022-10-12T09:47:06.820187933+00:00 INFO Virtual Switch  <Device: ccf730d6-58ad-4c56-8a58-e51578f6d37f (Local Virtual Switch)> emitting event: {"attribute_id":"switch","capability_id":"switch","component_id":"main","state":{"value":"on"},"state_change":true}
2022-10-12T09:47:06.829635766+00:00 DEBUG Virtual Switch  Local Virtual Switch device thread event handled

That is the Virtual Switch Edge driver from the beta channel. It wasn’t me that installed it on my hub …

Interesting thanks - the ones I am creating I don’t specify a yaml file, these devices seem to be cloud based and work in locations without a hub.

Exactly the same as if you call create standard then choose the a device from the list.

I wasnt aware of the ability to create local virtual devices that run on a stock edge driver - is there some docs / guidance for those?

Not really no. I suspect we’ve been thrown a few bones to keep us interested.

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Hi, @lmullineux. Thank you so much for your contributions, about this, more information about virtual devices will be shared later on.

This option is available in the CLI as @lmullineux mentioned, the team knows there are still questions about how those devices work so, that’s why they’re collecting more info about them.

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What is this about?

Did you post on the wrong thread?

Owlening is a spam account. In a few months they’ll edit that post to include a link to an external website.

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Please consider helping @TAustin test his super new API Broswer+

I have had a sneak preview and it is awesome.

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This is wonderful!!
I do have a question. I have 5 iPhones show up in the list. Is there a way to identify each of them?

I don’t know, if they all have the same name.

If it’s to figure out between current and old, You could look at the health value to see when it was last seen, also you can look at the current state to see if it’s present.

Thanks for this fantastic tool! :slight_smile:

I have some issues after pairing Aqara devices with Edge drivers, battery not shown and next day OFFLINE. I had similar issues with DTH for Aqara, this happens every time when the device is not paired directly, but through routing with another Zigbee device.

In IDE, only placeholder is shown on drivers. I tried using your tool but I can’t seem to find Route. Is this something I can see somehow here?

Routing information for zwave and ZigBee is not (yet?) available from the CLI or API.

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I have an Aqara door sensor I’ve used for a while. I recently replaced my modem and router, and the sensor wouldn’t connect. I deleted the sensor from my devices on smartthings, but when I added it back it continued to show as a switch instead of a sensor. I changed the type to the Xiaomi Aqara Door/Window Sensor, and then it asked for a device network id. I used your tool to find that but still no luck. Lastly, when I select my hub from the dropdown it says access denied.

I’m still new at these things sorry if I didn’t explain things properly. Any help would be appreciated.

Hi @Sportschamp27

You are more likely to find an answer if you post on a thread for your device or driver. Or post a new thread. It will be more likely to be seen by people with the knowledge of your device who can help.

Good luck

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Is there a way to see the device fingerprint using this? I clicked through all the options and couldn’t find. And for things on edge drivers I cannot see in IDE.

I would love to try this browser. How do I get a copy?

Follow the instructions in the first post to run directly from my GitHub [RELEASE] Simple Device Info Viewer