Help triggering automation manually

I’ve got a very simple configuration currently, just a single zen25 switch.

In the Home Assistant UI I can manually trigger the switches and the device responds appropriately.

However, when I try to create a super simple test Automation and trigger that via the UI, the device fails to respond.

For example:

- id: '1548741707626'
  alias: test
  trigger: []
  condition: []
  - data:
      entity_id: switch.recirculation_pump_right
    service: switch.toggle

This does not toggle the switch.

If I go to the “Services” developer tool, and I trigger a switch.toggle on entity_id switch.recirculation_pump_right, it toggles correctly.

I thought I had everything working a few days ago, but then it suddenly stopped and even reducing it down to this simple example has stumped me. I feel like I must be missing something simple, but none of my searches have managed to turn anything up.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Ok, I think I found the simple thing I missed…

On the main “Overview” page, do I need to click on the Automation and then click “trigger” inside of it? Is the radio button next to the automation not supposed to trigger it?

Here’s one of mine

  - service: switch.turn_off
      entity_id: switch.sonoff12914

Which is effectively identical to yours… but you don’t have a trigger defined… I wonder if that’s it?

Yeah you have to click trigger…

I see, that toggle switch on the main page is for disabling/enabling the automation I’m guessing?

Since I don’t have any triggers defined for mine, it just does nothing right now, if I toggle it on, it just toggles back off. Maybe that’s the intended UX for when an automation does not have a trigger. Seems like it might be more clear if the toggle switch was disabled though.