Additional items in openHAB cloud?

Trying to get my Alexa to work with OH2… I have a few items listed in the cloud GUI. And i can turn those switches on/off, and it propagates fine.

However I now want to add some other items. But for the life of me I can’t get additional items to appear in myopenhab web interface.

I go into the Configuration in the paper UI. Select the cloud binding… The dropdown always lists 1 item. And it’s always a comma delimited list of actual item names… That’s issue no. 1

The next issue is that no matter what I select to add (Via the advanced config) I can’t get additional items to appear in the cloud gui webpage. And of course my Alexa can’t then find them

What do i have to sacrifice before the gods to make this thing behave? Besides my sanity, that went about the same time I started trying to use this.

You need to go to Configuration -> Services -> IO -> openHAB Cloud

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No. There is no need to expose any items to the cloud to get it to work with Alexa. If your Alexa does not work you have another problem.

Take a look here:

I don’t think my setup matches… I don’t have simple linking enabled. Nor are these real devices. They’re all virtual devices (Defined in the items file).

I’m sure I read in one of the docs you need to have the items exported… However, this is the item that Alexa doesn’t find

{"link":"https://myopenhab.org/rest/items/MainHall_Target_Temp","state":"20","type":"Number","name":"MainHall_Target_Temp","label":"Hall Target","category":"temperature","tags":["TargetTemperature"],"groupNames":["gMainHallThermostat"]}

Looks OK to me… And what’s the difference between it and one that Alexa does find…

{"link":"https://myopenhab.org/rest/items/HEAT_Mode","state":"OFF","type":"Switch","name":"HEAT_Mode","label":"Heating Mode","category":"switch","tags":["Switchable"],"groupNames":["Heating_Switches"]}

Apart from the type (Switch vs Number), and tag (Switchable vs TargetTemperature) the label is there,

Found it…

Missing ‘Thermostat’ item…

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