[SOLVED] AVM Fritzbox items file error


I am trying to define things and items in config files, but I receive an error when storing the items file.
I added the AVM binding using PaperUI.

The things file is working fine. It is stored in \openhab\openHAB-conf\things.

Bridge avmfritz:fritzbox:1 "FRITZ!Box" [ ipAddress="", password="password", pollingInterval="5" ] {
    Thing HAN_FUN_CONTACT Christian_Fenster_R "Christian_Fenster_R" [ ain="1234" ]
    Thing HAN_FUN_CONTACT Christian_Fenster_L "Christian_Fenster_L" [ ain="1234" ]
    Thing HAN_FUN_CONTACT Christian_BWM "Christian_BWM" [ ain="1234" ]

The things are displayed in Paper UI and the log says:

2019-12-21 10:48:41.331 [hingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - ‘avmfritz:fritzbox:1’ changed from ONLINE: Established FRITZ!Box connection with SID 1d12989a548f366a to ONLINE

2019-12-21 10:48:41.329 [hingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - ‘avmfritz:HAN_FUN_CONTACT:1:Christian_BWM’ changed from UNKNOWN to ONLINE

2019-12-21 10:48:41.321 [hingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - ‘avmfritz:HAN_FUN_CONTACT:1:Christian_Fenster_R’ changed from UNKNOWN to ONLINE

2019-12-21 10:48:41.326 [hingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - ‘avmfritz:HAN_FUN_CONTACT:1:Christian_Fenster_L’ changed from UNKNOWN to ONLINE

Then I wanted to define items in a file in the same directoy (\openhab\openHAB-conf\things).

Contact Christian_Fenster_R "Christian_Fenster_R"

I also tried

Contact Christian_Fenster_R "Status [%s]" { channel="avmfritz:HAN_FUN_CONTACT:1:Christian_Fenster_R:contact_state" }

Where I copied the channel from the item in Paper GUI.

But I get this error in the log:

2019-12-21 11:05:29.998 [WARN ] [me.core.service.AbstractWatchService] - Error while opening file during update: /etc/openhab2/items/fritzbox.items

If I define the thing (link the channel) in Paper GUI, everything is working. But I want to do it in config files.


  • Fritzbox 6590 Cable
  • Fritz!OS 07.12
  • Openhabian
  • Openhab 2.5.0

What am I doing wrong?

Items files have to be stored in the items directory!
However the error shown states that you are saving in the correct folder.
Please show the complete contents of this items file.

Despite the error message I stored the items file in the things directory.
You were right. Many thanks!