I’m new to openHab and been playing with it for a month now.
I’m running openHab 3 on raspberry pi 3+ with openhabian, and configuring everything through paper UI.
I’m having trouble understanding how items group work, and how group metadata for Alexa should be added.
So, first thing first: Creating an Item Group.
I built up my home locations in the model tab. I have a wiz color Light (but could be any other thing) and under “Room” I created an Equipment called “Light”. I linked the Items Power, Brightness, Color and ColorTemperature to the Equipment “Light” thus having a group called “Light” with all these items.
Is this the correct procedure?
Then, I want to add Alexa metadata to the whole group, so that I can change color by saying “Light color”.
If I add the metadata to the “Color”, “Power”, “ColorTemperature” and “Brightness” items, Alexa takes them all as independent devices, without them being associated to the name “Light”.
If I add the metadata to the “Light” group specifying “multiple”, it won’t work correctly.
What am I doing wrong?
For what I’ve read, I may need to add code manually to the items definition. All doc I’ve read shows some lines, but I’m not completely sure in which file / code tab in UI should I add it.
I’d appreciate some clarifying.