I am a long fan (and user) of Home Assistant, unfortunately, after several years of using HA, I ran into a problem I could not fix myself or find any proper solutions to here in the forum or on reddit.
The general problem is, that my automations are not shown in the UI, although they are there and working properly and have a unique id. To exclude most possible sources for errors I deleted my automations.yaml (and backed it up) and started with a fresh, empty file.
I created a new automation using the UI.
It is also showing up correctly in the entities list and it is working perfectly fine!
But it does not show up in the Automations UI on the configuration page:
For completeness here is my full automations.yaml file:
- id: '1589638561115' alias: Test description: Test trigger: - entity_id: input_text.eike_home from: home platform: state to: not_home condition:  action: - data: message: Test service: notify.mobile_app_eike
I tried restarting HA and reloading the automations in many different orders, but it does not show up at any time.
But now comes the most interesting part. When I delete my automations.yaml file and recreate an empty one (touch automations.yaml) and the restart HA I can see the automation (that is not existing anymore). The entities list shows it as “restored”, but, as you might imagine, it is not working anymore, as there is no code of it left.
Does anybody have an idea what I am doing wrong? Or did I encounter a strange kind of bug nobody encountered before?
Here is the system info from my installation:
- Running on RapsberryPi 4
- Using Home Assistant (hassio)
- Version: 109.6
- Frontend version: 20200427.2
If I forgot anything important, just let me know.
Thanks a lot in advance for any ideas or help in solving this issue.
P.S.: As I am a new user, I could not post images of all steps in this post, but I have all steps documented with screenshots in case this could help.