- Platform information:
- Hardware: Raspberry Pi 2
- openHAB version: Openhabian 2.1
I need some advice:
I am trying to create an interface that will be able to control up to 256*9 individual light switches. I am communicating via TCP/IP to a lighting controller to do so. Sometimes switch presses on the openHAB web interface will change the state of the switch. Sometimes the lighting controller will get a physical press, and communicate with the openHAB programming. I have already gotten the communication working between the controller and my openHAB interface, so I can control the lighting controller, and I can get information from physical presses as well.
However, now I need to start programming each individual switch, which leads me to the following question:
Is there any way to create an array of type switch?
Switch keypadlightarray “Keypad Light Array” = new switch 
I figure that would certainly be a lot easier than defining about 2500 variables in my openHAB configuration, because the lighting controller communicates with openHAB by giving me a keypad number (0-255) and switch number (9 bit binary)
Or if someone else has any bright ideas otherwise, I am open as well. I am a bit of a noob…