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Controlling Insteon Scene Controller buttons
#1
I have an Insteon Scene controller switch that i have linked to various switches via the ISY994i, and it works nicely via the buttons on the switch. My problem is I have not been able to get it to work via CQC. Here is what I did for controlling my button for starting Movie lighting scene.
[Image: Moviescenebuttonsettings_zps73b324a0.png]

Am I doing something wrong... Or can't CQC control a scene button?

tia,
Ron
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#2
I would guess that you would have to issue some kind of scene command to make that work. I.e. don't try to turn the light on and have it kick off the scene, but just send the scene command directly, if the ISY driver supports that.

It looks like there are SceneOn/SceneOff fields. And it looks like, if you write the name of the scene to those fields, they will issue the scene command for you.
Dean Roddey
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#3
Dean Roddey Wrote:I would guess that you would have to issue some kind of scene command to make that work. I.e. don't try to turn the light on and have it kick off the scene, but just send the scene command directly, if the ISY driver supports that.

It looks like there are SceneOn/SceneOff fields. And it looks like, if you write the name of the scene to those fields, they will issue the scene command for you.

I made the scene with the ISY, and assigned each command to a button on the 8 button switch. If I push the button the scene works. When I use CQC it shows the button as a switch (as shown in the first post), but nothing happens.
This is the CQC Log...
Code:
10/14 00:08:34-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35411): Checking for Events. Time Left:34s
}
10/14 00:08:35-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35412): Checking for Events. Time Left:33s
}
10/14 00:08:36-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35413): Checking for Events. Time Left:32s
}
10/14 00:08:37-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35414): Checking for Events. Time Left:31s
}
10/14 00:08:38-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35415): Checking for Events. Time Left:30s
}
10/14 00:08:39-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35416): Checking for Events. Time Left:29s
}
10/14 00:08:40-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.108, Status/App Status
    BoolFldChanged - Error: Send Failed HTMovieStart_Switch=False
}
10/14 00:08:40-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp.6635, Failed/Not Found, Error: 2016/0/0
    The value written to field ISY.HTMovieStart_Switch was rejected by the driver. Reason=ValueRejected
    Value Rejected
      <CQCServer> CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp - 8021
      <CQCServer> CIDOrb_ThisFacility.cpp - 536
      <CQCIntfView> CQCKit_CQCSrvAdminClientProxy.cpp - 2053
      <CQCIntfView> CQCKit_StdCmdTargets.cpp - 276

}
10/14 00:08:40-Automation-PC, CQCIntfView, CQCRunActionThread6
{
    CQCKit, CQCKit_StdCmdTargets.cpp.283, Failed/App Status
    Failed to write to field ISY.HTMovieStart_Switch
    False
}
10/14 00:08:40-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35417): Checking for Events. Time Left:28s
}
10/14 00:08:41-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35418): Checking for Events. Time Left:39s
}
10/14 00:08:42-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35419): Checking for Events. Time Left:38s
}
10/14 00:08:43-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35420): Checking for Events. Time Left:37s
}
10/14 00:08:44-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35421): Checking for Events. Time Left:36s
}
10/14 00:08:45-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35422): Checking for Events. Time Left:35s
}
10/14 00:08:46-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35423): Checking for Events. Time Left:34s
}
10/14 00:08:47-Automation-PC, CQCServer, CQCDrv_ISYThread8
{
    CQCKit, MEng.System.CQC.Runtime.CQCLogger.121, Status/App Status
    Poll (Count 35424): Checking for Events. Time Left:33s
}
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#4
you need to switch the whole scene on, not just the button/switch...
use the SceneOn/SceneOff/etc fields in the isy driver...
here is my 'turn off lights' HT scene command for reference...
Lights is just what I named my isy... seems like a rather bad name now that ISY/Insteon control way more than lights now...
Code:
Devices::FieldWrite
    P1=Lights.SceneOff
    P2=HTRoom
    P3=False
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#5
SomeWhatLost Wrote:you need to switch the whole scene on, not just the button/switch...
use the SceneOn/SceneOff/etc fields in the isy driver...
here is my 'turn off lights' HT scene command for reference...
Lights is just what I named my isy... seems like a rather bad name now that ISY/Insteon control way more than lights now...
Code:
Devices::FieldWrite
    P1=Lights.SceneOff
    P2=HTRoom
    P3=False


Thanks,
For some reason when I set it up it is turning all the lights on in the scene... Even the lights that are supposed to be dimmed to off. I tried all 3 of my scenes and they all do the same thing. When I view the log file it is showing all the lights going to 100%. Is there a way to edit it in CQC... Or do I need to make another scene in CQC?
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#6
you may need to set up a bunch of scenes in the isy...
I haven't really tried anything that fancy, I just do an all on or all off...
but now that you mention it, your way seems much cooler... I may have to try something like that...
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#7
also, just as a fwiw type thing, changing the state of a single device (ie for example a dimmer switch, on to off to 50% etc...) only effects that one device... nothing linked to it will change... and if the device is just a button on a keypad/etc where there is no load directly hooked up it is pretty useless...


ultimately most of your CQC commands will probably use the SCENE fields...
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#8
SomeWhatLost Wrote:you may need to set up a bunch of scenes in the isy...
I haven't really tried anything that fancy, I just do an all on or all off...
but now that you mention it, your way seems much cooler... I may have to try something like that...
It was super easy to setup the scenes in the ISY software... All I did was select new scene, name it and then select the devices I wanted to control. When you select the device you want to control you select the scene you want it in, and then select controller or responder... Since I want it to control I selected controller for each device (just like the instruction say to do). Once they are in the scene you just tell it to write to the devices and it is done.

BTW... I also found out it is much easier to link switches ie. for a 3 way with the software than to do it the manual way. I did all my linking, and then made a folder for each floor, and a sub folder for each location, and moved the devices to where they need to be.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#9
ellisr63 Wrote:BTW... I also found out it is much easier to link switches ie. for a 3 way with the software than to do it the manual way. I did all my linking, and then made a folder for each floor, and a sub folder for each location, and moved the devices to where they need to be.
totally agree...
that one feature alone almost makes the isy worthwhile...
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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