Group functions in Paper UI

Hi all

Is there something that explains the group function in Paper UI?

I found one bit which explains the code side but I’m not using the files and just can’t get this.

I just want to put some devices in a group. If I switch the group on then I want them all to come on. If I switch the group off then I want them all to go off. I don’t care what the state of any of them was before - if I switched one item on or something.

One ON -> ON else OFF
If one of the members is ON, the Group state will be ON
otherwise
the Group state will be OFF

It is terse, but reasonably self explanatory.

The group function is all about how the state of the Group Item reflects the state of its members.

If you send a command to a Group Item, that command gets passed along to all individual member Items.
You can’t stop that happening, you can’t choose which members, the state function (if any) makes no difference to this.

In other words, you don’t need to do anything to your Group for what you asked for. Just do it. Send a command to the Group Item from rule or from UI.

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You’ve done it. That is so simple, I don’t know why I couldn’t see it.

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