[SOLVED] MQTT Thing Custom Name/Description?

I prefer to have deferent things for different systems in my setup. Is it possible to give each mqqt thing a custom name? I see that you can do it in the Paper UI but can it be done in the thing file.

Here is my config.
Bridge mqtt:broker:mainBroker [ host=“”, secure=false ]
I attempted to insert
Bridge mqtt:broker:mainBroker “System” @ “SonOff” [ host=“”, secure=false ]
But I still get “Generic MQTT Thing” in the paper UI.

Best regards

You will have to define the Thing name and yes you can customize it…the bridge does not seem to appear in the PaperUI.

That is a Thing type provided by the binding
But you can change the name of the Thing:

Do have an example of the thing config? I just cant get it to change :frowning:

For the broker, I have:

Bridge mqtt:broker:internal "MQTT Broker: Internal Mosquitto"

and for the “things”, which are in seperate files in my system,

Thing mqtt:topic:internal:sonoff_tv "Sonoff Switch TV" (mqtt:broker:internal) @ "Living Room"

This gives me nice names in Paper UI. The type names (written in smaller font) cannot be changed.


Thank you! I still need to work through the Things system as it is the first time I work with it.