[SOLVED] Regex in rule trigger

is there a way to use regex in rule triggers?

for example:

thing „zwave:.*“ changend from ONLINE to OFFLINE


Did you see this section in the docs: https://www.openhab.org/docs/configuration/rules-dsl.html#thing-based-triggers not sure why you want Regex there (but just in case, I have never seen regex used in triggers, don’t think that is possible)

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Yes, i did. But it was not helpful to address my issue. I want to minimize the number of rules and instead of creating one rule for each device, I am looking for a better solution.

You don’t need regular expressions to avoid creating one Rule for each device. I’m really not even sure how using regular expressions in a Rule trigger would help achieve that goal.

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Thank you for answer Rich!
Now I completly agree, that Regex is not the only way to avoid duplicate code :wink: