No I don’t have simple mode turned on. never tried. also I normally don’t use PaperUi anyway.
however even if I do, there is an option to give the “thing” a lable and would like to use that to name the tables.
/etc/openhab2/things but if you didn’t know that I wouldn’t think you have the Thing created via files.
Not sure what OS your running OH on but you can also check in /var/lib/openhab2/jsondb/org.eclipse.smarthome.core.items.Item.json for items and same for things. If you edit any of these files stop OH first.
From the documentation:
“openHAB persists Item states in a database, and most popular databases are supported.”
You will need to use the items name for persists and not the Thing or Thing label. If the issue is each item has an odd name then you can create the item in files and give it whatever name you choose. The location for item files is /etc/openhab2/items You will need to unlink the item via PaperUI then copy the channel syntax to use in item file. BTW, using item files is recommended by most users as you can give meaningful names to your items.