Dear all, this is my very first post here (and may have a bunch of formatting errors)…
…but I think this may help a lot of people struggling with a mix of .items -definitions.
OS: Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie)
openhab2: 2.5.0~S1502-1 (snapshot 2018-01-20)
OpenHAB REST Exporter/Importer for Items and Links
These files will allow you to make all your items editable (RW) in a couple of minutes.
- It doesn’t matter if items are created in PaperUI, HabMIN, .items -files. All items can easily be inserted into the OpenHAB JSON dB and editable through PaperUI.
- This script does not change anything in OH and cannot break anything. It only extracts data in a very easy to edit format, which then (again easily) can be imported to OH using REST and SSH.
- You yourself have to add any tags (if you like) in your favorite text editor (I’ve fallen in love with Visual Studio Code which has OH support).
- Or use this tool without any edits to just make all your items editable in PaperUI.
This is for RaspberryPi, OpenHab 2 (snapshot) & SSH. It probably works for most platforms as long as you can use SSH.
I’m using OH2 aliases mapped to /srv/ instead of hard paths, which makes it less platform dependent.
The boring stuff: “Use it at your own risk!” I have +200 items and used this method 20 times now, rebooted plenty, tested again… but it may behave differently at your system.
Download .7z and extract to a temp folder. Then copy files to /srv/openhab2-conf/html/
You can skip index.html , I only put some useful (to me) links in that start page. Everything needed is in the subfolder exporter .
Browse to: yourserver:8080/static/exporter
Feel free to ask or comment, but please have a look at all helpful links in the html/script.
openHAB Google Assistant
HowTo: Listen & Talk to your Home
Moving on from simple mode
Setting Tags and Groups
Apply tags to items added/linked in Paper UI
Add/remove item to group through REST API fails
[SOLVED] Move thing configuration from UI to files
DSL serializer for items and things #4817