[RELEASE] Weather-Display With External Forecast Driver

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#104

So if are your saying you do not have Weather-Display software and that software is not creating a clientraw.txt file that this driver uses as the primary weather data source, then this driver is not for you. The APIXU or DarkSky is only intended to provide supplemental weather forecast information to the current weather conditions supplied by your weather station through Weather-Display. All the basic current weather conditions come from your Weather-Display provided data source, not the external weather forecast source.

Given that, The **Station Data File Location: *** is the location (webserver url) of where the clientraw.txt file resides that Weather-Display creates and updates with the current weather data. The external source and the api key and the location in the preferences refer to your External Forecast source and the forecast location for which you are seeking the weather forecast. I will try to improve the descriptions to make these points clearer.


#105

yes I understand now
I thought that it was an option and if we didn't have Weather-Display software as the primary weather data source then it would simply use the data from DarkSky/Apixu
but that is not the case we must have local Weather-Display software running.
and the "Station Data File Location: *" refers to the location of the local Weather-Display software data not the DarkSky/Apixu data.

thank you


#106

Matt,
When I switch back to DarkSky I still get a failure when saving preferences. Then when I select Poll and Forecast, I get a Apixu failure.

Thank you for your time and assistance..


#107

Are you updating your API key each time you switch the forecast source? They each have their own and you must update the API key when switching.


#108

Yes.


#109

And you updated the code to V3.0.1? Toggle the extended logging on and share the errors and I'll see what I can do.


#110

DarkSky is used..

Here is when I save Preferences:

Here is Poll & Forecast:

I can delete and start over.


#111

I'm using V3.0.1


#112

?? It is not receiving the data from either forecast source? When you manually type in (copy & paste) the URLs do you get a JSON return?

in the URLs below replace $apiKey with the appropriate API key for each source and $pollLocationForecast with your latitude,longitude in the URLs below.

https://api.apixu.com/v1/forecast.json?key=$apiKey&q=$pollLocationForecast&days=3

https://api.darksky.net/forecast/$apiKey/$pollLocationForecast?units=us&exclude=minutely,hourly,flags


#113

Both work just fine.


#114

Anixu:

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#115

DarkSky:

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#116

I am still stumped. In the errors you sent earlier the DarkSky is returning a 'Bad Request' error and the APIXU is returning an 'Unauthorized' error. That tells me the APIXU is probably a bad API key (typo?). When you go to the direct URL you are getting a properly formatted JSON return so we have to figure out why you are not getting the same returns in the automated pull.


#117

I just copy and paste.


#118

I switched to Apixu and it is working just fine.


#119

I'm thinking it may be a space or a tab on the end of the API other location fields? Maybe try manually type them in and do not hit tab to move to the next field (click on the next input instead).


#120

Great. :grinning: One down. Just have to figure out why Dark Sky is not working for you now.


#121

I first selected none for external source. Saved Preferences and activated a Poll and Forecast with no errors.

Next I selected DarkSky. When I saved preferences i could see the error. I did manually enter the code.

Next I performed a Poll & Forecast with no errors. Weather Summary is updating.

Saving Preferences gives me this:


#122


#123

Let the DarkSky setting run to the next scheduled update (at least two cycles) and see if the error persists.