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Title: Report Generator, Trend Charts, and Variable Watch
Post by: TimAlls on May 12, 2011, 06:24:44 pm
EDIT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The latest version of this software has a Control System built in to control your dimmers, switches, and scenes.
See more and download latest at this thread:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6515.0 (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6515.0)
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: MNB on May 13, 2011, 01:52:13 pm
@TimAlls, Loaded your new report generator only had a few minutes this morning to peruse.. noticed that the file name was report generator with no number should it be #3, also when reviewing my IP cameras, I noticed that port number bleed into the end of  the IP address usually its separated by a colon. Would be nice to have column headers within each tab that identifies the contents (I know being picky)
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 13, 2011, 04:22:23 pm
@TimAlls, Loaded your new report generator only had a few minutes this morning to peruse.. noticed that the file name was report generator with no number should it be #3, also when reviewing my IP cameras, I noticed that port number bleed into the end of  the IP address usually its separated by a colon. Would be nice to have column headers within each tab that identifies the contents (I know being picky)
Thats not picky....thats the stuff I need to hear!
Headers are easy....I will add that. The Exe file should be numbered...I will change that as well.
Version 4 is coming with more breakdowns and a special section for the DAD data.....
More to come!
Regards
Tim Alls
AllSeas Yachts
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: ballroller on May 14, 2011, 05:46:13 pm
Nice report generator, thanks! It puts everything pretty much into one area to see.

Is is possible to have it show more data on the screen, and/or print out the results? Right now, I have too many devices to show on one screen, so doing a print from the program doesn't seem to show everything.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 14, 2011, 06:44:55 pm
Nice report generator, thanks! It puts everything pretty much into one area to see.

Is is possible to have it show more data on the screen, and/or print out the results? Right now, I have too many devices to show on one screen, so doing a print from the program doesn't seem to show everything.

Thanks.
I will be adding in a report print feature in my next version. My first print code was rough .....I am working on a nice one....more to come.
Did the program miss any of your devices? I am still watching for bugs.
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: ballroller on May 14, 2011, 07:01:44 pm
Look like it got all of them.

I did notice that the last data point in every report had a {] after it.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 14, 2011, 07:04:09 pm
Look like it got all of them.

I did notice that the last data point in every report had a {] after it.
I was in a hurry!
That will be coming out.
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 14, 2011, 07:37:34 pm
Here are the results for my test system (V2@1.1.1245).
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 14, 2011, 07:42:54 pm
... and for my live system (V1@1.1.1186).

I suppose 'Categories' shouldn't be empty and there are some strange scenes (notification scenes?).
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 14, 2011, 08:07:28 pm
You might find air4vera (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=1927.0) interesting. I don't know if air4vera is compatible with current firmwares.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 15, 2011, 12:34:00 am
... and for my live system (V1@1.1.1186).

I suppose 'Categories' shouldn't be empty and there are some strange scenes (notification scenes?).
Categories shouldn't be empty, that must be a bug!
Explain the notification scene....what do you mean?

The Air4Vera looks interesting, that was back in 2009......was the project abandoned?

Thanks for testing out my code...The tables are not sorted, but I just finished code that sorts the devices by number and adds a printout feature.

Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 15, 2011, 06:30:08 am
Notification 'scenes':

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=5237.0
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 15, 2011, 11:41:40 am
Interesting......
I can create a filter if there is something unique about them in the table.....take a look.
I would like to create the bug on my machine, can you tell me how....what kind of notification creates a global scene?
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 15, 2011, 01:32:30 pm
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what kind of notification creates a global scene?

Standard MiOS notifications from the 'Notification' tab?
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 15, 2011, 03:06:33 pm
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Standard MiOS notifications from the 'Notification' tab?
I thought you were doing something exotic...I had no idea it did this for any notification! I created a test notification and as you said....there it was....
This is an easy one to filter out....they have missing fields that normal scenes have so I will use that to delete them.
incorrect.
Thanks for the info.
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 15, 2011, 04:39:45 pm
It might be useful to list those zombie scenes, because they clutter the GUI of the Smartphone plugin - and there is no easy way to identify zombie scenes that aren't attached to devices anymore.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 15, 2011, 05:35:51 pm
I will separate them into there own table
You are right.... The idea is to report everything that is of value....
So i will make it available

After looking closer the only easy way to separate them is by using the "room 0" property. The bad news is that scenes that are unassigned are given a room 0 as well. So instructions will have to be given to assign your scenes to a room or they will fall in the room zero table. I think this is still a good option as long as I show both tables under the scenes tab.
Thoughts?

Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 16, 2011, 06:03:35 pm
I'm not quite sure, but isn't "notification_only" a discriminator for notification scenes?
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 17, 2011, 02:20:56 am
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I'm not quite sure, but isn't "notification_only" a discriminator for notification scenes?
I wish it was that simple!....the name is given when you setup the notification......look at my attachment, the last scene was created by me turning on a notification and naming it "test". It is identical in every way to a normal scene. The scene before it "room zero" is a new scene created with no room assignment.....notice that it also is in room "0".
Based on that I am still of the opinion that the best approach is to have a special table for room "0". It should be rare to have no room assignment for a scene so this seems to be the best option.
MCV....is there a better file for me to parse? This is very confusing that these phantom scenes are included in the response....what is the purpose? Am I missing something?
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: Ap15e on May 17, 2011, 03:50:06 am
Doesn't the JSON for your notification scene 'test' contain the attribute 'notification_only'? Are there 'normal' scenes that contain the JSON attribute 'notification_only'?

IMHO, MCV should think about shifting notification scenes to room -1 ... or add a Luup extension for identifying notification scenes.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 17, 2011, 10:49:58 am
Doesn't the JSON for your notification scene 'test' contain the attribute 'notification_only'? Are there 'normal' scenes that contain the JSON attribute 'notification_only'?

IMHO, MCV should think about shifting notification scenes to room -1 ... or add a Luup extension for identifying notification scenes.
I just checked the raw JSON file and I am not getting any such attributes. By simply adding in that one notification to a security zone it created the scene "test" and it is identical to normal scenes. Does the SQRemote have this problem? If not what is their secret?
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: guessed on May 18, 2011, 12:35:58 am
@TimAlls,
See my comments here:
    http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6585.msg40838#msg40838

I suspect you're using the "sdata" instead of the older/larger "user_data2" format.  Given what you're trying to do for reporting purposes, you may want to switch over.

For control purposes, the sdata will do, but the reporting stuff likely will need the extra information/attribution from the user_data2.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 19, 2011, 01:30:42 pm
Thanks Guessed,
I just checked with SQRemote and these notification scenes are Not filtered. If one has a lot of notifications it could be quite annoying to sift through them.
For my report function I am going to separate "room 0" scenes so that users know what is on the system. I think this will be enlightening for them. It sounds like this is a problem for a couple of the remote applications although one is filtering them out using the "notification_only" property.
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: umtauscher on May 20, 2011, 04:43:50 am
Hi Tim,

I just posted in the first thread, then found version 3 and still only get garbeled information with the reporting tool.
I have attached the json file.
Maybe this will help.
Thanks again
Umtauscher
Title: Re: New Report Generator....with Screenshot
Post by: TimAlls on May 20, 2011, 09:28:01 am
Hi Tim,

I just posted in the first thread, then found version 3 and still only get garbeled information with the reporting tool.
I have attached the json file.
Maybe this will help.
Thanks again
Umtauscher
I was wondering how my software would handle a foreign language! Thanks for the JSON file.....I will plug it in today and post a fix tonight. Please let me know how the next version works....I have added a lot of features to it.
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: TimAlls on May 20, 2011, 05:59:04 pm
This is the latest version 4 Report Generator:http://www.box.net/shared/q7meh22tze (http://www.box.net/shared/q7meh22tze)
New with this version:
Added support for Thermostats, Temp Sensors, Humidity, Light, and Cameras
Scene separation for room "0" (notification_only)
HTML report for scenes
Separate Tab for Dimmers and Switches
Separate Tab for Sensors
Separate Tab for Security
Separate Tab for Cameras

I need Beta Testers to check this out....I don't have the new devices on my system.
There is a problem running this program with the older firmware....I suggest using the latest .1245 firmware if possible.

Regards
Tim Alls
AllSeas Yachts
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: MNB on May 20, 2011, 09:26:32 pm
@TimAll, I like... here is some observations

In the lights tab see orange circles, the text has a"/" but the report show it as "\/". What is the Black circle for?

In the Scenes tab see orange circles, the text is incorrectly displayed it should be "Side Door "Night time" Light Entry" but is displayed as "Side Door \". Why two tabs Room 0 should be in the Scenes tab with the other rooms seems to be sequenced A-Z.

In the Misc Sensors tab see orange circles, the last two columns are askew. Also for the thermostats would have expected On/Off values for Heat or Cool
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: TimAlls on May 20, 2011, 10:17:56 pm
@Michael
Thanks for the quick response.
Everything was perfectly aligned on my machine so I am going to switch to a table control rather than the individual controls. The black circle is the index control for the array. When I switch to the tables it will be replaced with a scroll bar.
The extra characters are strange.....I will look at the raw JSON file and check it out.
I am adding control mode to the thermostats....what is the question on coolSP and HeatSP?
Regards
Tim
Stay tuned ....I will have a quick update late tonight!
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: umtauscher on May 21, 2011, 03:24:34 am
@Tim,

thanks for the update. I just checked and I think, the sections in my setup confuse VeraReport4.
At least I see 2 of them populating the rooms table and after that everything is mixed up.
I really would like to stay in my older firmware, because everytime I changed it in the past , I had to spend at least a day to get it properly working again. I hope you can do something about it.

Cheers
Umtauscher
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: TimAlls on May 21, 2011, 12:05:33 pm
I have a new quikie version I am calling 4.5 that switches all the displays to tables and takes care of the misalignments.....I will try to compile and post it tonight. Thanks to all that have helped with it....I will be using the code to feed my new UI and the code Generator.
More to come
Regard
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: Henk on May 21, 2011, 12:14:24 pm
Cool... i thought version 4 was an improvement over 3 already.
Tables are a bit quirky, but your already addressing that issue.

Will definately check out the 4.5 quicky release :P
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: Ap15e on May 21, 2011, 01:37:12 pm
IP address doesn't support : (IP address is 192.168.178.22:9000).

Category ID 18 has some extra data.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: TimAlls on May 21, 2011, 02:58:15 pm
IP address doesn't support : (IP address is 192.168.178.22:9000).

Category ID 18 has some extra data.
Well it's getting closer! What firmware on you on? Your categories are not coming through.
Sloppy programing on my part.....cameras are picking up extra stuff (??are they all Cat 6's) and I stripped out the colons everywhere, bad idea.....huh.
If you will hang in there with me this will be a nice utility to have around....thanks.
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: TimAlls on May 21, 2011, 03:03:57 pm
Cool... i thought version 4 was an improvement over 3 already.
Tables are a bit quirky, but your already addressing that issue.

Will definately check out the 4.5 quicky release :P
Thanks....your efforts here and all over the Forum are appreciated.
I hope the code I put together becomes a valuable tool....I just need to work the bugs out!
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: ballroller on May 21, 2011, 03:42:14 pm
Tim,

If you need more Json's to work with, I am happy to supply mine. Just tell me how to copy and get it to you. I have multiple  locks, thermostats, motions, dimmers, switches.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: Ap15e on May 21, 2011, 04:16:49 pm
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What firmware on you on?

Screenshots are from a Vera V1@1.1.1186.

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Your categories are not coming through.

Categories are OK (and not visible on the screenshot because I had to move the slider to the right to show the extra data ...).

Quote
cameras are picking up extra stuff (??are they all Cat 6's)

Everything is fine with the cameras. Yes, all devices are cat 6's.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4
Post by: TimAlls on May 21, 2011, 05:30:36 pm
Tim,

If you need more Json's to work with, I am happy to supply mine. Just tell me how to copy and get it to you. I have multiple  locks, thermostats, motions, dimmers, switches.
That would be great....I need to add lock support next.
Run my program and goto the setup tab....press Json Report.
A new window will open with your raw Json file.
Copy the text and place it in a new text file using notepad or similar.
XXXXXX over personal stuff and save it.
Email to timalls@aol.com

Thanks Ap15e,
That is good new on the 1186....things have not changed to much....still works for the most part! (I didn't fix the colon in your IP yet...)

Here is the 4.5 quick fix:  http://www.box.net/shared/5x36fmqemm (http://www.box.net/shared/5x36fmqemm)
I think we should be pretty close.....I want to add more print features but it is time to go on to more important things like Code Generators and new UI's!
(Added mode to thermostats.....check it out michael!)
Regards
Tim Alls
AllSeas Yachts
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4.5!!
Post by: ballroller on May 21, 2011, 06:28:03 pm
Tim,

Check your email.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4.5!!
Post by: MNB on May 22, 2011, 11:48:52 am
@TimAlls, looking better :D, The Thermostat table is fixed and thanks for adding its state.

Now for observations;
1. Tables Setup, Devices and Rooms need headers, like you done with the other tabs.
2. Scene Tab, why is Room 0 in a separate table, should be in the same table as the other rooms in room sequence.
3. Put colons back in at least for camera IP address with port address
4. fix the text that has a"/" but the report show it as "\/". (see previous post #26)
5. Fix the text that has "" but  the report show it as "\" and truncates the remaining text (see previous post #26)
6. In notice in the setup tab, that my device 18 has additional text same as Ap15e. my device 18 is a Light sensor with additional text such as Load time version....
7. It would be nice to only enter ones VERA IP address once (config file) and not every time one invokes the app.
8. Expand the Setup categories table to match the end of the JSON table
9. Human readable JSON table would be nice
10. Any possible way to see VERA's various log files without having to SSH? e.g. time up, event logs

Mike

Noticed that if I stay on the setup page that the Categories table values disappear, if I then sequence thru other tabs I see static data, if I select the last tab the table is blank, then returning to the setup tab it remains blank and then I seem to get a refresh. Also I tried to access my VERA via browser IP it appeared not to be communicating (took a longer than normal time before I got the dashboard, almost as if it was rebooting) I've not had this problem before (.1245).
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4.5!!
Post by: Henk on May 22, 2011, 11:57:34 am
In addition to Michael_N_Blackwell

Maybe not only view all log files (be it stored in vera or on a removable usb dongle) but also be able to store them as readable textfiles.

Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4.5!!
Post by: TimAlls on May 22, 2011, 01:54:27 pm
@henk and Michael,
Very nice feedback...thanks.
The headers are easy.
The scene 0 separation is there for a reason. As it turns out every time a notification is created a matching scene is created. These scenes are useless to the user.....thus separate them. It keeps you from using them in your code. Now along with this is a request......alway put your scenes in a room. If you don't you valid scenes will get mixed in. I believe this to be a bug on MCV's part but quicker to just work around it than complain to the wind!
The ability to get more information would be easy using different request, but when I went through the data it generates your eyes will start to cross.
Guessed has a better way to Ssh the system....we need to post that one and freeze it!!!!!?????
I will check out some of the other issues. Ap15e didn't get categories outputted from his older firmware, anyone else running older firmware's?
More to come
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4.5!!
Post by: umtauscher on May 22, 2011, 02:14:40 pm
Hi Tim,

nothing seems to have changed for my firmware as well. (I posted the json file already.)
The first line in rooms tab is calles "sections" then follow 2 section names instead of rooms.
Sceenes is empty, the deices tab mixes everthing, scenes, devices That's it!
My firmware is still    1.1.1047

Hope you will be able to do something about it.
Thanks
Umtauscher
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4.5!!
Post by: guessed on May 22, 2011, 02:52:05 pm
Guessed has a better way to Shh the system....we need to post that one and freeze it!!!!!?????
@Henk created this:
    http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Logon_Vera_SSH

to centralize the "How to SSH" information, so we can all start using that as a reference.  Should make things a lot simpler in the longer run.

@TimAlls, it might pay to manually run a few JSON's through jsonlint.com if they're looking a little dodgy, just to validate that they're ok.  In some cases, character encoding's will get in the way.  Specifically, for anyone with a "multibyte" encoded language (eg. Everything non-english if the file-encoding is UTF-8, for example).

I can't remember the character encoding used by MCV on their JSON files.  If you were "reading" these using an ASCII-only (or byte-by-byte) file reader then it'll likely break when it comes across the non-english stuff (which needs to be read char-by-char, using something that "knows" the file's encoding, eg. "UTF-8" or whatever)
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 4.5!!
Post by: TimAlls on May 22, 2011, 03:56:17 pm
@guessed,
That could be my problem with other languages. I will try your method and see what I find.
Thanks
Tim
Hi Tim,

nothing seems to have changed for my firmware as well. (I posted the json file already.)
The first line in rooms tab is calles "sections" then follow 2 section names instead of rooms.
Sceenes is empty, the deices tab mixes everthing, scenes, devices That's it!
My firmware is still    1.1.1047

Hope you will be able to do something about it.
Thanks
Umtauscher

I haven't forgotten you! Guessed gave me some ideas, I am also looking at using the XML output as an option to take care of compatibility with the older firmware's.
More to come!
Title: Re: New Report Generator....NEW Version 5.0 with Variable Watch
Post by: TimAlls on May 23, 2011, 12:36:11 pm
Hi All,
The delay in the code generator was because of the need for variable watchdogs....
Here it is in my latest 5.5 version  http://www.box.net/shared/3802u66ek1 (http://www.box.net/shared/3802u66ek1)
Under the Variable Tab, select device in drop down box and every two seconds Vera gives the variables associated with the device. Go to the Advanced Tab in the Vera UI if you want to add your own variables at the bottom. Examples of code are coming soon.

5.5 adds drop down menu to select Device and fixed bug not showing all the variables.
This is of course in need of Beta Testing so give it try and give me feed back......

Thanks
Tim Alls
AllSeas Yachts

Title: Re: New Report Generator....Revised Version 5.5 with Variable Watch
Post by: ballroller on May 23, 2011, 11:02:50 pm
Hi Tim,

Is there any way to store the IP address for those of us with fixed IP's? Just one step that we wouldn't have to keep entering.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....Revised Version 5.5 with Variable Watch
Post by: TimAlls on May 24, 2011, 08:41:57 am
Hi Tim,

Is there any way to store the IP address for those of us with fixed IP's? Just one step that we wouldn't have to keep entering.
Yes, I will work it out and post an update.
What are your thoughts on Variable Watch?
Tim
Title: Re: New Report Generator....Revised Version 5.5 with Variable Watch
Post by: ballroller on May 24, 2011, 08:52:23 am
While I don't understand the intricasies of the data, I do like that I can pick a device and find out what it's doing at that moment.
Title: Re: New Report Generator....Revised Version 5.5 with Variable Watch
Post by: TimAlls on May 24, 2011, 05:33:01 pm
While I don't understand the intricasies of the data, I do like that I can pick a device and find out what it's doing at that moment.
Please read this thread.....http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6621.msg41281#msg41281 (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6621.msg41281#msg41281)

It should start making sense to you.

Tim
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: TimAlls on May 25, 2011, 12:59:03 pm
Hi All,
Here is the latest Beta Version 6.2
I added an XML tab for older firmwares.....if you had trouble with the previous version try this one and let me know if it reports properly.
Regards
Tim Alls

6.2 http://www.box.net/shared/dt34j1mhah (http://www.box.net/shared/dt34j1mhah)
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Henk on May 26, 2011, 08:54:06 am
@Tim,

Is it possible to have Vera Report on which frequency a certain dongle (on Vera 1) or Vera2 internally works?
Im asking this in relation to this: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6644.0

and this:http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=4423.msg24323#msg24323

Henk
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: TimAlls on May 26, 2011, 09:12:57 am
@Tim,

Is it possible to have Vera Report on which frequency a certain dongle (on Vera 1) or Vera2 internally works?
Im asking this in relation to this: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6644.0

and this:http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=4423.msg24323#msg24323

Henk
Yes it is. I have added a new Tab called XML which is under developement. In that Tab I am parsing the larger configuration file to extract more information. If the frequency is listed then I can report it.
I would need a copy of the XML from someone who has the dongle.
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Ap15e on May 26, 2011, 01:32:51 pm
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Is it possible to have Vera Report on which frequency a certain dongle (on Vera 1) or Vera2 internally works?

Yes it is.

Are you sure that the Z-Wave frequency is available from user_data2?
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: umtauscher on May 26, 2011, 03:02:48 pm
Hi Tim,

thanks for your PM but sadly the xml brings up an empty table for me.
Never mind.
Cheers
Umtauscher
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: TimAlls on May 27, 2011, 02:28:05 am
Quote
Quote
Is it possible to have Vera Report on which frequency a certain dongle (on Vera 1) or Vera2 internally works?

Yes it is.

Are you sure that the Z-Wave frequency is available from user_data2?
If it is in the Userdata2 I can display it....The UserData2 files are stuffed full of just about everything but the kitchen sink! It wouldn't surprise me ....someone will have to look who has the dongle.
Regards
Tim

@umtauscher
Sorry, it's hard to believe that the output is so different. I have asked MCV for output documentation so I can stay compatible but no response yet.
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: umtauscher on May 27, 2011, 03:12:52 am
Hi Tim,

I really apreciate what you are trying to do. But honestly, I have given up an MCV some time ago. That's also the cause why I am leaving my vera as it is and don't want to update. I find it a shame for MCV that they are relying on individuals like us to fix or workarround their shortcomings.
Thanks for all your efforts.
Cheers
Umtauscher
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Ap15e on May 27, 2011, 04:47:57 am
@umtauscher

You might find this an interesting read:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6052.0
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: umtauscher on May 27, 2011, 05:24:19 am
Thanks Ap15e

as I tried to say, in my opinion they simply don't know how to develop and maintain software properly. If there ever was a concept it went out of the window when they started to implement lua to let "someone else do the job". This resulted in spaghetti code all over the place.

Cheers
Umtauscher
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Ap15e on May 27, 2011, 05:34:28 am
IMHO, Vera is just a crowd-sourced showcase for OEM deals ...

Yes, Vera may benefit from OEM deals, but I yet have to see it.
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Henk on May 27, 2011, 05:35:34 am
This resulted in spaghetti code all over the place.

Cheers
Umtauscher

The good news is that with a few users/forum contributers we are trying to make this available in easier to understand categories, stickies and wikilinks.
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: TimAlls on May 27, 2011, 12:35:30 pm
I hear you all loud and clear. This interfacing project has been fun and frustrating. Without simple tools like emulators, variable watch, and  clear and concise documentation as to the output format, it is like programing while blindfolded!
The new UI I am working on is currently targeting the Vera but will easily adapt to any controller that uses TCPIP as an interface. If Vera proves to be be unreliable I will shift to a more stable controller. When reading MCV's list of what they are woking on, their priorities, hardware issues, and their efforts to support All new Zwave products.....I would say it is a rough road ahead. We will see.... and in the meantime I am still havin Fun!
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Henk on May 27, 2011, 12:52:56 pm
I hear you all load and clear. This interfacing project has been fun and frustrating. Without simple tools like emulators, variable watch, and  clear and concise documentation as to the output format, it is like programing while blindfolded!
The new UI I am working on is currently targeting the Vera but will easily adapt to any controller that uses TCPIP as an interface. If Vera proves to be be unreliable I will shift to a more stable controller. When reading MCV's list of what they are woking on, their priorities, hardware issues, and their efforts to support All new Zwave products.....I would say it is a rough road ahead. We will see.... and in the meantime I am still havin Fun!
Regards
Tim

As far as emulators go...
http://wiki.mios.com/index.php/Windows_LuaUPnP
http://wiki.mios.com/index.php/Test_Sequence
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: TimAlls on May 27, 2011, 01:06:13 pm
Henk,
That is interesting......have you used the emulator?
Anyone used it? Can you simulate all the functions of the Vera even though you don't have every ZWave device on the market plugged in?
I am very curious...let me know.
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Henk on May 27, 2011, 01:08:10 pm
Henk,
That is interesting......have you used the emulator?
Anyone used it? Can you simulate all the functions of the Vera even though you don't have every ZWave device on the market plugged in?
I am very curious...let me know.
Regards
Tim

Not personally, as you noticed im better at managing information than coding.
I think Ap15e has experience, you could try and ask him??
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: TimAlls on May 27, 2011, 06:01:37 pm
Henk,
The second link is no longer available.
Regards
Tim
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Henk on May 28, 2011, 04:18:11 am
Henk,
The second link is no longer available.
Regards
Tim

Yep. Seems outdated. Although the wiki page is still there.
Will make an affort to update the wiki on this.
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Henk on June 01, 2011, 12:47:45 pm
Suggestion to either move this thread to Vera Luup & Development and/or lock it as its replaced by the 1.005 thread here
http://forum.mios.com/index.php?topic=6515.0
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: TimAlls on June 01, 2011, 09:44:34 pm
This software has merged with a larger one that now does Reports, Code, and UI control of devices. The software is functional but still under Development.
Goto this thread for the latest:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6515.0
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: MNB on June 07, 2011, 03:13:47 pm
@TimAlls,
As you've moved to your thread activities to the "touchscreen interface..." thread, how about locking this and the other topics. Allows folks to review for archival/searching purposes but focus the users to your latest. Mike
Title: Re: Report Generator....Revised Version 6.2 with Variable Watch and XML Report
Post by: Henk on June 07, 2011, 04:53:40 pm
@TimAlls,
As you've moved to your thread activities to the "touchscreen interface..." thread, how about locking this and the other topics. Allows folks to review for archival/searching purposes but focus the users to your latest. Mike

I 2nd that with my request here (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6547.msg42107#msg42107)