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Folders for Network Resources and for Variables


ccclapp

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One folder and/or tab I have requested several times is either self-defined folders or at least a Constant named variable type.

 

I se many Integer type variables as constants to self document programs and also give a central value to be used throughout my ISY programs.

 

example

  If

       $sHeat.On is  $cTrue   <------manually defined as value=1 and never changed.

 

These could all exist in a Tab/Folder grouping arrangement also.

 

 

 

Expanding the existing Integer and State tabs, rather than creating a new mechanism to handle folders, would probably work well for this application.

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We do intend to have scoped variables (either to a folder, category, or something like that) but its currently down on the priority list.

 

Great!  How 'bout network resources?  Nice to get those organized in some fashion also.

 

 

 

Jon...

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I have come to another conclusion lately, for variable organisation.

This may be too difficult to accomplish for UDI to arrange alignment with existing Rest inputs and programs to sync with numeric assignments behind the scenes.

 

Create user-definable variable folders.

Each variable has a pulldown select menu to declare it's type. ie: Integer, State, Constant, Future.

 

Now we could have folders for a particular job or function with all it's variables in the user-named folder. We wouldn't have some State variables and some Integer variables in two different tabs for the same job.

 

 

A User defined Tab might look something  like this

 

Tab = "House"

 Variable          Init to   Value     Prec.   Int.  State  Const.  Other
 --------          -------   -----     -----   ----  -----  ------  -----
$s.House.temp        22.5     22.5      1              X

$c.House.setpoint    23.0     23.0      1                      X

$i.House.time         0       14.28     2        X



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Hi larryllix,

 

Thats very close to our current direction,  The idea is to have user createable folders with each variable having an 'integer/state/other?' setting (rather than scoping it to the folder).  To migrate existing variables, we'd create two folders 'Integer' and 'State' and set the type on each of the variables accordingly.

 

Not sure when this will prioritized though.

 

 

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+1 for Network Resources Folders

+1 for Variables Folders

 

Huh?  How does this work?

 

If I open either the NR or V tabs, hitting the plus key & number 1 only enters the text "+1" to where ever the cursor lies.  The "ADD" button only adds yet another ID line.  It would be nice to organize the lines into folders though.  But I must be missing something.  Whatever happened to the practice using the right mouse click button?

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Huh?  How does this work?

 

If I open either the NR or V tabs, hitting the plus key & number 1 only enters the text "+1" to where ever the cursor lies.  The "ADD" button only adds yet another ID line.  It would be nice to organize the lines into folders though.  But I must be missing something.  Whatever happened to the practice using the right mouse click button?

LOL!

Perhaps you confused the posters upping the vote in the forum for a GUI webpage command in Admin Console?

 

Th "add" button is the appropriate method to start a new variable or NR. Then you have to type a sane name into it  and hit "save". Always click save oir it will disappear again.

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