OS: Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch), Linux 4.19.66-v7+
Java Runtime Environment: openjdk version “1.8.0_152”
openHAB version: 2.4.0-1
I want to migrate from PaperUI configuration of my items to file based items. I’ve already defined all items in files, but there is a duplicate for each item since the things were created in Simple Item Linking mode.
So I turned of Simple Item Linking mode, then in PaperUI a new Configuration area appeared, named Items. I wanted to delete all automatically created items, but this list is toally empty, although there should be a couple of hundred automatically created items.
In the meantime I used the openhab-cli to delete all links. In consequence somehow all items were deleted automatically after a system reboot. Still, no items from my item files appear in the Control section. So, I think, something strange is going on there…
Only items linked to a channel appear in PaperUI control section.
Please note that the Control section in PaperUI is only an administrative interface and not meant for daily use.
You should either use BasicUI/ClassicUI or HABPanel.
Of course I use Basic UI. I’ve linked all my items via item files to the resp. channels. Anyway, in the past I’ve used Paper UI as a quick way to check if items are working/responding the way they’re meant to.