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Author Topic: Interaction if same macro is triggered a second time by another input  (Read 4626 times)

dash

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Another question (before I splash out on more hardware)...

If I activate a 'lights on' macro from a palmpad (which then triggers a series of lights to come on at set delays and dim levels), and then the same 'lights on' macro is activated automatically by the interface a few minutes later, what happens?

Does the second attempt to run the macro start the on/dim commands from scratch again, or is the second attempt ignored because the macro is already running?

Thanks...

 Dave
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If I activate a 'lights on' macro from a palmpad ............................... and then the same 'lights on' macro is activated automatically by the interface a few minutes later, what happens?


Well unless you made provisions within your macro(s) it will repeat. However... you can add conditions to macros... so if the macro conditions have already been meet (.i.e ON) it doesn't RE-run. It doesn't require any new hardware... just some fore-thought with the macros.
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Thanks.

I'll take that on board and reconsider my macros.

The extra hardware is for remote switching and is not being bought as any kind or workaround - I misled you !!

 Dave
« Last Edit: July 14, 2008, 12:29:42 PM by dash »
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