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im trying to create a app/driver to check for on switches and the display it in a tile
ive kind of got it working but the attribute display in the driver i would like a device on each line ive tried '\n'. how do i arrange/split the data onto individual lines?

app

void handler(evt) {
    String whichOn = ""
    switches?.each{
			if(it.currentSwitch == "on") {
				whichOn += "$it, "
               
            }
    }
    log.debug whichOn
    dataDev.parse(whichOn)
    whichOn = null
}

Driver

metadata {
	definition (name: "Whats On Tile", namespace: "Mark-C-UK", author: "Mark C") {
   		
        capability "Actuator"
        
        attribute "SwitchData", "String"
        
        command "parse"
    
}
    preferences() {    	
        input "logEnable", "bool", title: "Enable logging", required: true, defaultValue: true
    }
 }
void parse(data){
    sendEvent(name: "SwitchData", value: data, displayed: true)
}

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Ive tried passing it as a list as well as string
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A bit of a hack, but I think you could format it as an html list to get it to render the way you want, e.g.:

void handler(evt) {
    String whichOn = "<ul>"
    switches?.each{
			if(it.currentSwitch == "on") {
				whichOn += "<li>${it}</li>"
               
            }
    }
    whichOn += "</ul>"
    log.debug whichOn
    dataDev.parse(whichOn)
    whichOn = null
}

Or use a paragraph <p>, with line break <br> at the end of each one

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You could check out something like the Hub Info driver. I expect @thebearmay is using html table cells. I'm pretty sure I've seen them used in other drivers like Tile Master.

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that seemed to get it

void handler(evt) {
    String whichOn = "<ul>"
    //List whichOn = []
    switches?.each{
			if(it.currentSwitch == "on") {
                whichOn += "<p>${it}<br>"
                //whichOn << it
            }
    }
    whichOn    += "</ul>"
    log.debug whichOn
    dataDev.parse(whichOn)
    whichOn = null

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Several options. For a single colum, If you want to use the \n enclose the text in a <pre></pre> tag (probably the smallest amount of characters used) , the <p></p> and <ul></ul> default to adding the newline normally but you need to enclose each item in the list.

Preformatted Line 1
Line 2
    unordered 1
    unordered 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

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thanks \n works now.
ive just noticed i need to sort the list alphabetically now!

switches.sorted().each{
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errorjava.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Command 'sorted' is not supported by device 258. on line 49 (method handler)

So it wants to be difficult, eh? Well maybe try something like:

List switchList = (List) switches
switchList.sorted().each {
   compVal = it
   switches?.each{
	     if(compVal == it.name && it.currentSwitch == "on") {
                whichOn += "<p>${it}<br>"
                //whichOn << it
         }
…

this bit is going wrong, No such property: currentSwitch for class: java.lang.String on line

Should it be a

switches.displyname.SortedSet().each{
     if(it.currentSwitch == "on") { 
         whichOn += "<p>

Or use .toSorted()

Very confusing all these sorting methods

OK got this to kinda work

Map switchesMap = [:]
    switches?.each{
        switchesMap << ["${it.device.displayName}":"${it.currentSwitch}"]
    }
    
    switchesMap.sort().each{
        if (it.value == "on"){
            whichOn += "${it}\n"
        }
    }

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This looks interesting.
Are you going to formally publish?

try it, just trying to keep it as small and light weight as possible
App

Summary
definition(
	name: "Whats on",
	namespace: "Mark-c-uk",
	author: "Mark C",
	description: "check what is on",
	category: "Convenience",
	iconUrl: "",
	iconX2Url: ""
)

preferences {
	page(name: "mainPage")
}

Map mainPage() {
	dynamicPage(name: "mainPage", title: "Setup", uninstall: true, install: true) {
		section {
			input "appName", "text", title: "Name this instance whats on", submitOnChange: true
			if(appName) app.updateLabel(appName)
			input "switches", "capability.switch", title: "Switches to check", multiple: true
            input "therms", "capability.thermostat", title: "Therm to check", multiple: true
			paragraph "For the trigger use a Virtual Switch with auto-off enabled, turning it on checks switches above"
			input "trigger", "capability.switch", title: "Trigger switch"
            input "dataName", "text", title: "Enter a name for the Data Device", required:true, submitOnChange:true
                paragraph "A device will automaticaly be created for you as soon as you click outside of this field"
                if(dataName) createDataChildDevice()
            input "dataDev", "capability.actuator", title: "Data Device", multiple: false
		}
	}
}

void updated() { 
    unsubscribe()
	initialize()
}

void installed() {
	initialize()
}

void initialize() {
	subscribe(trigger, "switch.on", handler)
    runIn (5, handler)
}

void handler(evt) {
    String whichOn = '<pre align="left">'
/*    
    switches?.each{
			if(it.currentSwitch == "on") {
                whichOn += "${it}\n"
                //whichOn << it
            }
    }
*/
    whichOn += '<p>Therm</p>'
    therms?.each{
      
			if(it.thermostatMode != "off") {
                whichOn += "${it}\n"
                //whichOn << it
            }
    }
/*   
    List switchList = (List) switches
    switchList?.displayName.sort().each {
        compVal = it
        log.debug it
        switches?.each{

        /*    
 
    }
*/
    Map switchesMap = [:]
    switches?.each{
        switchesMap << ["${it.device.displayName}":"${it.currentSwitch}"]
    }
    whichOn += '<p>Switches</p>'
    switchesMap.sort().each{
        if (it.value == "on"){
            whichOn += "${it}\n"
        }
    }
    
     
    whichOn    += "</pre>"
    //log.debug whichOn
    dataDev.parse(whichOn)
    whichOn = null
    switchesMap = null
    //log.debug switches switches.currentSwitch
    
    
    //switches?.device.displayName.toSorted().each{
    //    log.debug "${it} " //yes
       // log.debug "${it} ${it.currentSwitch}" //errorgroovy.lang.MissingPropertyException: No such property: currentSwitch for class: java.lang.String on line 82 (method handler)
    
    //}
}

def createDataChildDevice() {    
    log.debug "In createDataChildDevice"
    String statusMessageD = ""
    if(!getChildDevice(dataName)) {
        log.debug "In createDataChildDevice - Child device not found - Creating device: ${dataName}"
        try {
            addChildDevice("Mark-C-UK", "Whats On Tile", dataName, 1234, ["name": "${dataName}", isComponent: false])
            log.debug "In createDataChildDevice - Child tile device has been created! (${dataName})"
            statusMessageD = "<b>Device has been been created. (${dataName})</b>"
        } catch (e) { if(logEnable) log.debug "unable to create data device - ${e}" }
    } else {
        statusMessageD = "<b>Device Name (${dataName}) already exists.</b>"
    }
    return statusMessageD
}

Driver

Summary
/*



*/

metadata {
	definition (name: "Whats On Tile", namespace: "Mark-C-UK", author: "Mark C") {
   		
        capability "Actuator"
        
        attribute "SwitchData", "String"
        
        command "parse"
        
    }
        preferences() {    	
            input "logEnable", "bool", title: "Enable logging", required: true, defaultValue: true
        }
 }
void parse(data){
    //log.debug data
    //def (aMap, splitit) = data.split(',')
    sendEvent(name: "SwitchData", value: data, displayed: true)
}


I like it.
Nice and straightforward with a quick look up to see what is on.
Well done.
All this malarkey is way behind me and I'm too long in the tooth now to try!! :wink:

no i meant try the app and driver it 98% done

App
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Mark-C-uk/Hubitat/master/WhatsOnApp

Driver
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Mark-C-uk/Hubitat/master/WhatsOnDriver

my head is truly gone, i cant even remember how to create a folder in git hub

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