[SOLVED] Created Item missing from Control

HI all

Wondering if anyone can help?
I need to create a “virtual switch” that appears in control under paper UI
I have created an item in paper UI (without a binding) but it does not appear as a switch I can manually activate.
i have used Domoticz in the past and it is very simple to do that in there, but cannot figure it out in openhab
Any chance someone can let me know, I have been through documentation and searched this forum but to no avail.

Thanks in advance

Unfortunately, in order for the Item to show up in the Control section of PaperUI, it has to be linked to a Thing’s Channel.

You could do the following: Install a 2.x binding (e.g. Network Binding) create a Thing and link your Item to a Channel of this Thing. Then it will show up.

Or, the traditional way: Use BasicUI with a sitemap: https://www.openhab.org/docs/configuration/ui/basic/ + https://www.openhab.org/docs/configuration/sitemaps.html

PaperUI is mostly for administration / configuration purposes, not so much for display and control.

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Oh, I see now.

Thanks very much

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