How to configure an Action

An action is needed to initiate a remote command from the Cloud.

Here is an XML code to switch a fan on and off, which we will take as example to create a new action.

<action action_id="fan_output" device_id="dev_X20BC0087">
      <command command_id="ON">write_single_coil(16,[1])</command>
        <command command_id="OFF">write_single_coil(16,[0])</command>

Step-by-step guide

  1. Log into the Dashboard. Go to Config/Provisioning → Sensor Templates → Site Templates and click on edit next to the location you wish to edit.
  2. Activate the SuperUser Mode and expand the Actions row
  3. Now click the + next to Actions and click on the new create action.
  4. Firstly we need to add the device where the fan is connected to. This is the device_id. In our example it is connected to the X20BC0087 module.
  5. Secondy we need to give the action an action_id. This is the unique name for the action. in our example it is called fan_output.
  6. Lastly we need to define wich coil will be called with the command_id. In our example the coil 8 will be switched on (1) or off (0).
  7. You will need to use the "+ commands" function to add the specific rows.
  8. Next switch back to normal user.


Next steps:

  • Deploy the edited Site Template to the required location to apply your changes. Check the How-to How to deploy a Site Template.
  • Test the action, you can fire actions from a configured view (Views → Your View) or from Organization → Locations → Your Location, scroll to the bottom to see available actions