Hello all. I have a C7 running 188.8.131.52. I have a simple automation I setup for Christmas time to turn Christmas tree on at 7a and off at 10p. Super simple. I set a restriction based on a virtual point (Christmas Season - between a set of dates controlled in RM). The virtual point works like expected and I can see the Simple Automation restricted, but the automation continues to run.
I'm no expert, but I'm totally not clear on what "restrict only the trigger of this rule" in the Restrictions section, means. I think I've changed this from one to another in the past and made something or other work better. Maybe you could try that.
Thanks for the link. I'm educated now.
I set up a similar automation to yours.
It seems to work.
I say seems, because I won't really know until tomorrow this time if the rule is actually disabled.
With only the trigger, it'll seem as if the automation is running as usual until the next day.
Well, I don't think it works!
I forgot to actually sit there and watch the dining room chandelier, but it looks like the rule triggered at 11:40 even though the virtual switch was off since yesterday.
This could be a job for @bravenel .
Exactly. It was restricted at 7:18 pm when the switch was turned off.
The rules ran between 7:15 and 7:20 PM. I ran it again that evening when you said you needed app logging. I turned off the switch at 7:18. My understanding is that the automation should have run that night, at 7:20 but no more. It ran the next day as well.