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Virtual Devices with MQTT integration



I was just wondering if it would be easier to have a Virtual Device + MQTT Client integration. The virtual device would subscribe to topics and map these to the capabilities of the device. Then you wouldn’t need multiple flows to set the values for you. Wouldn’t this make your life a lot easier?


Don’t forget a Virtual Device + HTTP Request Flows integration, and a Virtual Device + WebSocket integration :wink:


good idea :+1:


Really interesting feature, will have…


BTW - a question in the topic!

I have a light dimmer I will update with MQTT topics, OnOff and DimValue.
OnOff is easy to set (if 0 or 1 turn On or Off) but the DimValue is not obvious to set since the topic value not can be used for the dimmer card.