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  Webinar Topic Request thread
Posted by: IVB - 01-05-2018, 10:19 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (20)

We should try to do the webinars more often.  Maybe every 6-8 weeks?  Fri 5pm pacific for 1 hour would work with my current work assignment. 

Reply here with topic requests.  Anything and everything is fine, even CQC 101 type stuff. I can also document my current state in case you see something interesting (and you haven't memorized my entire vlog channel)

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  Scheduled Events?
Posted by: jkmonroe - 01-05-2018, 08:51 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (9)

Soo ... I am starting to setup some of my scheduled events now that my scene save appears to be working OK.

I just setup a basic one that runs every weekday (M-F) to turn on CNN at 7AM via a Harmony activity.  I can start the event without issue, but how do I constrain when the event runs?

Do I really need to make 3 events?  The primary 'Start CNN at 7AM', a second one for Stop CNN that would run on Friday to pause the event, and then a third one on Sunday to resume it?

I am going to have quite a few questions as I get deeper into this since my intent is to use a CQC touchscreen as our primary 'alarm clock'.

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  Variables Driver
Posted by: jkmonroe - 01-05-2018, 07:00 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (10)

Is there any recommended limit to the number of fields you can add to the variables driver?  I need to add 105 persistent boolean fields, and don't know if I should split them off into separate drivers, or just use the one.

I don't mind splitting them off, but I want to keep this configuration as clean as possible so I don't end up confusing myself.

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  Finally loving IFTTT with Google Home and CQC HTTPtrigger
Posted by: RichardU - 01-05-2018, 12:57 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (5)

I was an early adopter on the bleeding edge with IFTTT and gave up a couple of years ago. I just tried again and it is now fantastic. 

In my Applets "THIS" is triggered by Google Assistant, where I can enter up to three different versions of a verbal command.

"THAT" is Webhooks where URL is one that my HTTPtrigger recognizes, Method=POST, Content Type=text/plain, and Body is blank.

Response is almost instant.

Also, IFTTT will not accept commands with the word "Play" in them. A problem since we have a Play Room and have been calling it that for ten years. However, you can also set up a shortcut in the Google Home App which does allow you to use the word "Play" in commands.

Have fun, Richard

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  HTTPtrigger
Posted by: RichardU - 01-05-2018, 09:40 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)

Is it possible to send a parameter via HTTPtrigger?

i.e. Currently, I send a POST to: http://mydomain:port/mcommand?

How would that look if I wanted to add parameter(s)?

Then, in the HTTPtrigger driver, I have an action for my trigger. How would I reference my parameter(s) within that action?

Thanks, Richard

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  We may be down for a short while today
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 01-04-2018, 10:00 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

Our ISP (Softlayer) is doing a security patch on their virtual machine systems that can't be done while running, so they are going to be updating systems in groups. Ours is in a location that's supposed to be done today (Jan 5th) though sometimes these things don't go according to schedule and it might slip since this is the first day of the process. So presumably they take us down, do the patch, and then restart us, or perhaps it's a patch on the underlying VM software and requires the hosting machine to restart, not sure.

It shouldn't be down long, but it may be long enough for some folks to get a failure if they hit us at the right (wrong) time.

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  WebRiva Chrome Resetting to Default Template
Posted by: Jnetto - 01-04-2018, 07:43 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

Using WebRiva with a Chrome client on an Android phone and a tablet I've noticed several times that after ten minutes or so the client reverts to the default template specified for the user account. Has anyone else seen this? 
This happens after the screen timeout occurs and the screen goes dark. Before this happens every thing works fine. I'll invoke an action using a toolbar and the correct template is loaded into an overlay. However after I turn the screen back on the web page is back at the default starting template and not where it was before the screen timeout.

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  CQC Webinar Fri 1/5, 5pm PST/8pm PST
Posted by: IVB - 01-03-2018, 02:56 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (3)

Hey guys, JKMonroe & I are going to have a CQC Webinar this Fri, 5pm pacific, 8pm eastern. Guessing it'll last no more than 90 minutes. 

I will NOT be publishing the webinar information on-the-line as I use Zoom and it's a fixed "meeting room" concept, so I don't want google picking it up. PM me or JKMonroe (or email me if you know my supersecret email) and i'll send you a link.

Primary Topic: How I'm setting up screens so that a user can enable or disable:


A) Use an IV to pick items to be included in events.
What lights will be included in my 3 daily events (Sunrise, Sunset, Shutdown), and 3 vacation events (OnSunset, OnLater, Off). We seem to be changing the former every 6 weeks. Halloween outdoor lights. No wait, Xmas. lights. No wait it's January, none of those. No wait DST, change again. Oh wait days are getting longer. Hold up it's summer time, kids out of school, change it again.

B) How a user can pause/resume those events from the IV
As we seem to forget EVERY time we leave the house on vacation and I need to LogMeIn upon arriving at our destination)

C) Use the IV to change times of events.
Well, this is a stretch topic as I don't yet understand GetSchEvInfo or SetSchEvInfo, but once I do a user will also be able to see WHEN the events run and change them. I used to do this via the IV back in V3 days to adjust my irrigation timings but it was wickedly cumbersome and those commands didn't exist. I deleted those templates, but no desire to redo that given these commands.

I will NOT be publishing the webinar information on-the-line as I use Zoom and it's a fixed "meeting room" concept, so I don't want google picking it up. PM me or JKMonroe (or email me if you know my supersecret email) and i'll send you a link.

I'll record it and publish on my infamous YouTube channel, but that assumes no PII (Personally Identifiable Information for you non-healthcare peasant types) is there. I have Camtasia so I might be able to block it out if I have the energy.

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  Sonos Drivers
Posted by: kjaerligkatt - 01-02-2018, 08:17 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (38)

Happy New Year everyone !

OK, so I entered the world of Sonos over the holiday period.

Everything got set up and going pretty easily.  I'm aiming to use a traditional CQC media repository (currently using an old JRiver license - shame that Plex can't be used as a repository, as I use it to feed everything else now) and then use the V2 Sonos Media Renderer driver.

All good so far - and up and running in no time.  The problem I have is that every 1-2 days the Sonos Media Renderer drops offline, and I find it in a state of 'Waiting for Comm resource'.  This happens for both the v1 and V2 driver, and reconfiguring the driver will not allow a connection.  Neither with restarting the CQC service or rebooting the CQC server.

When the Sonos Media Rendering is behaving like this, the Sonos Media Player *will* connect to the Sonos, and control it (I only did this for test purposes, as I'm not tintending to control the Sonos in this way - I want media browsing)

The only way to re-establish a connection with the Sonos is to power cycle the Sonos.

With logging on high, all I see in the logs repeated again and again is :

01/02 13:06:57-HTPC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_Sonos_Media_RendererThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp.3445, Status/App Status
    Driver 'Sonos_Media_Renderer' is trying to get its comm resource
}

Anyone else seeing this, or got any suggestions?

Thx,  Neil

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  FailOnErr in events
Posted by: IVB - 01-01-2018, 01:10 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (6)

I'm cleaning up all my scheduled and triggered events.  Some of them are fairly long.  If one command fails, I want the event to keep going instead of stopping.

Does FailOnErr have any bearing on whether the entire event stops processing, or if it will keep going, based on true vs false?

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