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steven r

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Re: Running two macros with one trigger
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2008, 07:43:12 PM »

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Macro 1: Driveway lights A2-A3 triggered by eagle eye A10 from dusk to dawn
Macro 2: living room lights triggered by A10 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm...
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Ok I'd recommend a macro (A10) with two elses. I'll leave the coding to you but basically you need to make 3 tests in this order.
  • If the time is between 8:00pm to 11:00pm and  is between dusk to dawn. - Then turn on the driveway lights and the living room lights.
  • Else If time is between 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  - Then turn on living room lights.
  • Else If time is from dusk to dawn - Then turn on driveway lights.
Do NOT start any of them with a delay.
That should work as well as keep it simple.
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Re: Running two macros with one trigger
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2008, 11:10:08 PM »

Thanks Steven.
I set it up the way you suggested and it works fine,but I found another glitch(I'm sure you guys already know)
On the driveway lights only (skipping the else's and living room lights altogether)
I used 2 conditions..."after dusk AND before dawn" The activity monitor showed the A10 trigger but no activation of the A3-A4 lights.
When I changed to 1 condition "between dusk and dawn" everything works fine.
I switched back and forth several times to confirm this and every time I got the same result...apparently "after dusk and before dawn" is not the same as "between dusk and dawn"
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Re: Running two macros with one trigger
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2008, 12:59:12 AM »

...apparently "after dusk and before dawn" is not the same as "between dusk and dawn"
I have to think it through each time. It helps if you realize AHP makes it's calculations based on a day being from 12:00:01am to 12:00:00pm so "after dusk and before dawn" never happens in the same day. Actually I'm not sure if midnight starts or ends the day but you get the idea. I stay away from using midnight in any of my timers.
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