Where are my Things in HABPanel or IDE

Hi I just started with openHAB, plan to stop my Mediola solution :wink:
So far it’s just fine, openHAB run’s on a Raspi3, wirh paper UI I see my Homematic CCU2, Hue and Sonos. All Homematic Actors are diescovered under Things. Starting the IDE, config folder I connected via network share.

Trying to add the first widget in HABPanel, I have no Items to choose from in the dropdown. Of course in Paper UI Items list is empty.
Do I have to add all items manually ?

What do I miss ? Any help appreciated.

From reading your post, it sounds like you have the appropriate bindings installed and your Things are discovered. Have you created your Items (https://docs.openhab.org/configuration/items.html), and linked them to your Things (https://docs.openhab.org/configuration/things.html#linking-items)?

In case you haven’t seen it, there is a lot of good information in the tutorial, including the use of Simple Mode, which will auto create your Items (but makes names that are very difficult to use in Rules)…

Hey thanks, did install Network Binding and try the simple mode now.


Hey great have my first widget running on HABPanel, Thanks

Excellent! Was the creation of the Items what was holding you up? You may want to mark this topic as resolved.

Hi Scott yes figured out how to create the items I need. Now the first widgets on the HABpanel are working. One more thing You might help as well. I have network shares to openHAB-share and openHAB-conf. Neither of them holds my data or config. Where Do I find this ?
Here (Y:\openhab2-logs) I see know stuff in the Log. But where is the Widges data kept.

Many thanks and best regards … jr

Are you using openhabian? http://docs.openhab.org/installation/openhabian.html

I’m not familiar with it, but there are lots of people and topics on the forum that are. First thing that comes to mind is that you may not be authenticating with an account that has permissions to the shares… http://docs.openhab.org/installation/linux.html#mounting-locally.

This may also help… http://docs.openhab.org/installation/linux.html#file-locations

The Habpanel configuration file is $(openhab_home)\userdata\config\org\openhab\habpanel.config. I’m not sure if that also includes widgets, but a search of the forum should help with that :wink:.