How to use Helpers in an Automation within the UI

I thought Helpers can simply be used in Automation just like a device or entity but I can’t seem to find them in the device list when creating an automation.

  1. I created an input boolean helper/toggle via the UI (Configuration>Helpers>ADD Helper).
  2. I’m trying to toggle it to ON in an automation but I can’t find it. It’s not in the “Device” list.
    I can only see it under “Condition” as as State but I’m not sure that’s correct. I

Is this how to set it to on? I think that’s how to check if it’s on or off but there’s no other way to access this helper within the UI. I try to stay away from YAML if possible.

The screenshot you posted is for a condition :man_shrugging:

If you want to turn on an input_boolean use action type call service, the service will be input_boolean.turn_on and the entity will be whatever you named your boolean.

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TIL how services work. I thought this would be under devices for some reason. Thanks @anon43302295

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