When will naming multi gang switches (in Edge Drivers) finally be fixed?

@Brad_ST @nayelyz @w35l3y @orangebucket @RBoy @JDRoberts

just to illustrate the big problem with not being able to rename. See that it is impossible to use devices with edge driver in smart lighting. In my print I have several devices with 2 and 3 gang and they are listed like this in smart lighting and there is no way to know which one it is.

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To be fair, since SmartLighting is part of the old architecture and will be going away when The transition to the new architecture is complete, I don’t really think there’s a requirement that edge Drivers (which are part of the new architecture) work with SmartLighting.

However, they do need to be able to work with third-party voice assistants and with routines in the new architecture.

Do you see the same issue if you try to create a routine in the app? or add the component to a scene?

this is the main problem

routine and scene works well.

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They work fine in routines. You pick the main switch and can control the sub-swiches.

Alexa and Google are a problem.

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exactly

a terrible problem

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In my opinion, child devices would be the perfect solution for this because the developer of the driver could define which component is external and should be exposed and which shouldn’t.

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Following the topic.

I agree. I will following this topic

Any news about it?

Despite this being raised many times, including via @nayelyz - SmartThings seem very quiet on the subject. I’m sure they’re very busy on many things, but it does concern me that they’re not hearing what many have to say about a backwards step in UI/UX.

Fingers crossed they are working on it.

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@lewisburgess

As a temporary workaround, you can create an alternative for child devices by using virtual devices. It is not particularly convenient, as you need 4 routines to control each gang, but it works fine

it doesn’t work fine :frowning: . Couple of times my switch went to infinite on/off loop. Which is extremely difficult to debug.

@veonua
Were you using toggle or separate on/off routines?

doesn’t work… goes into loop

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4 routines for every virtual switch (x3).
The most disgusting thing is not stable reproducible behavior - once my guest pressed the physical 2nd button and this light show started.
I disabled a routine to break the cycle and re-enabled it later in the evening and everything worked smoothly.

here I created a virtual switch called PV and included it in all behavior routines. When the loop is done I turn it off and for all … I found it simpler than looking for which routine to turn off

@veonua
This is really frustrating indeed.
Did you have a chance to analyse the logs to see what was causing the loop?

I have seen such behaviour when using ‘toggle’ and 2 routines per channel, but never with 4 routines. Having said that, I’m not using multigang switches on the daily basis yet, only during development

unfortunately this never happens when I have time to debug it, only when someone in my family needs a bright light in the kitchen, not flashing every second but just a normal light

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