Adding tags or groups into influxdb.persist

I seem to be unable to get more granular values than the default “EveryMinute”…

I’m trying with the following persist file:

Strategies {
    every10Sec  : "*/10 * * * * ?"
    everyMinute : "0 * * * * ?"
    everyHour   : "0 0 * * * ?"
    everyDay    : "0 0 0 * * ?"

    default = everyChange

Items {
    *            : strategy = everyChange, everyMinute
    detailedTag*, Temperature* : strategy = everyChange, every10Sec

I need values in the group Temperature to be persisted in influx every 10 seconds…

Persist file seems to be correctly loaded at each service startup…

2022-10-14 10:32:34.137 [INFO ] [el.core.internal.ModelRepositoryImpl] - Loading model 'influxdb.persist'

There are no errors in my logs… (checked with LOG:SET DEBUG org.openhab.persistence.influxdb).


I am propably not qualified to answer as i use infludb but wihout config file… so it just persists everything it can persist.

Anyway just to understand better:

  • Temperature is the name of the group with all your temperature items - right?
  • what is it doing right now? Is it persisting every change only? or something like in your row with the *? or nothing at all?

Greetings Manuel

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Currently only everyChange and everyMinute…

The problem seems to be in Items (group *) declaration.

If I change it to

Items {
    *            : strategy = everyChange, every10Sec

It starts logging everything each 10 seconds properly.

I think you are confusing Tags and groups

I think it is Part of this

* : strategy = everyChange, everyMinute

not of this

detailedTag*, Temperature* : strategy = everyChange, every10Sec

Because Temperature* means all Items in the Temperature Group. I am not 100% shure but i think you cant use a tag here.

Where the red arrow is you should have Temperature in your item.
This item here is Part of the gDG_Corridor Group… as an example

Du you create your items through *.items files or in the ui?

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My items were detected through the scan feature of zwave binding in UI.

I thought I saw some users using tags to declare items there. It seems flexible that way instead of declaring each by name. So it seems like I can’t mark items I want to persist more frequently in UI… I don’t see Groups anywhere in UI.

As i told you i am not shure.
but you could create a group named Temperature. Simply add this to any *.items file

Group           Temperature

An then go to the item in the UI, add it to that group and see if it works.

I read nothing about Tags in the documentation of the persistence file

let me know if this works.

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So it seems like I can’t mark items I want to persist more frequently in UI… I don’t see Groups anywhere in UI.

I never made Groups in the ui, but i think its what you create under model in the settings

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You can create an item of type Group!


Thanks @borderbridge for explanation!

Thanks @opus for the trick, that did the job!