Option to disable auto-generation of group addresses when adding FunctionsPianificato
When adding a new Function to a room (for instance switchable light, dimmable light etc) , you get a popup prompting you to name it, or add additional functions. Upon clicking "OK", the functions are created and some group addresses are auto-generated with names based on the function type . Most commonly, I don't want those auto-generated group addresses, so I have to delete them manually before linking the group addresses I would like. I can achieve this by adding a "Custom function", but I like the icons that are related to the other Functions (for instance a lamp on a function involving lights).
What I would like to see implemented, is a checkbox that can be unchecked in order to not auto-generate the group addresses. See image  that I edited.
Hi I am looking also to remove the auto-generation of group addresses - is this possible please?1
Alexander, Suzanne, thanks for your input. I understand you use the functions for the icons but delete all auto-generated Group Addresses (GAs) to then add your custom ones. May I ask what it is that you are missing in the auto-generated GAs?2
Hi Michael, I also use the same method.
In order to use the automatically generated GAs, these should have at least the name of the function created as a prefix or suffix, in addition to the function type  (described by Alexander).
Currently all automatically generated GAs have the same name even if they have different functions.
@Michael Critchfield: I'm not missing anything in particular from you, but my way of creating group addresses differ very from the way ETS generates them.
First of all, I don't make the group addresses all in the same main and middle group. They are separated into main groups by function, then middle group represents the floor (typically), then the sub group represents the room. Sure, I could just move those, but I like to create the group addresses before I make the functions.
Furthermore, I often (most likely) don't use those types of group addresses ETS generates, so I'll have to delete some anyway. As it's impossible to actually delete group addresses from within the function, I'll have to navigate to the group addresses tab and find them there. It's not always intuitive to know where they are created even.
And the language is an issue as well. It's conventional in my country (at least) to write the names of the group addresses in my native language (Norwegian), so the English generated names make no sense.
And lastly, I often auto-generate group addresses whenever I start a project. This means that the group addresses exist in my structure, but the functions do not. I'll have to generate those functions that will generate group addresses. This is what leads me to delete them all, all the time.
It should be pretty easy to add this option, in my opinion. It's just a boolean checkbox and an if statement in the code. Sure, you'll have to create some extra unit tests, but not much work.
If anything is unclear or you want me to expand further, I'll be happy to oblige.0
Alexander, thanks for providing such detail! We will consider your input in upcoming Releases!0
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