Writing device type for zxt-120 but it's not updating unless I refresh


(Ron) #1

I am working on a new driver for the ZXT-120. I am finding that it doesn’t update it’s temperature value unless I select refresh.

I thought I needed to add poll capability and found this thread.

But looking at sample code for “Aeon Multisensor” which works fine in my ST I don’t see any polling code.

I do see this config code

def configure() {
	delayBetween([
		//  REMOVED CODE RELATIVE TO MOTION REPORTING
                            ... 
		// send all data (temperature, humidity, illuminance & battery) periodically
		zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 101, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 225).format(),
		// set data reporting period to 5 minutes
		zwave.configurationV1.configurationSet(parameterNumber: 111, size: 4, scaledConfigurationValue: 300).format()
	])
}

But this looks specific to the Aeon Multi.

Is polling the correct way to do this or are sensors different since they are intended to send data ?

On a side note. I am trying to add a “Last Polled” tile to display the date/time of the last poll.
// Last Poll Tile
standardTile(“lastPoll”, “device.lastPoll”, inactiveLabel: false) {
state “lastPoll”, label:’${currentValue}’
}

But I can’t figure out how to populate the device.lastPoll value in my poll method. Forgive me if this is just a simple groovy command. I am new to groovy and still trying to figure out what is Groovy API and what is ST API. I think I need to create an event but not sure how. I tried the following in poll and I know it gets hit when I select refresh.

def now=new Date()
def nowString = now.format("MMM/dd HH:mm")
sendEvent("name":"lastPoll", "value":nowString)

(Mike Maxwell) #2

A quick peek at the spec sheet doesn’t reveal any configurable automatic reporting, so it looks to me like polling is the only way to force it report.


(Duncan) #3

Yeah, only some devices can be configured to automatically send updates. If the device doesn’t have a way to do that you can add the Polling capability.

For the “last polled tile” you want a valueTile, not a standardTile:

valueTile("lastPoll", "device.lastPoll", inactiveLabel: false, decoration: "flat") {
    state "lastPoll", label:'${currentValue}'
}

and you also need to add attribute "lastPoll", "string" to the definition section.


(Ron) #4

@duncan Thanks, for spotting my mistakes. Works like a charm now. I had some issues with getting the timezone right but figured that out.

@Mike_Maxwell that’s what I thought. Seems like a temperature sensor should but I have the polling working now.