How to use the change of state of an input_select as a trigger for an automation?

I have an automation that limits its triggers to binary_sensor & schedule.

I want to use the state change (any to any) of an input_select entity as the trigger.

Is there a way to create a template binary_sensor that simulates on/off when a input_select entity changes value/state?

What? By “automation” do you mean Blueprint?

Post the automation.

Sorry, yes - the automation is based on a Blueprint, which has the restrictions in it.

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If you use a trigger-based template binary sensor you could trigger off the state of the Input select, and set an auto-off for whatever time duration makes sense for your use:

  - trigger:
      - platform: state
        entity_id: input_select.example
          - unknown
          - unavailable
          - unknown
          - unavailable
      - name: Input Changed
        state: 'on'
          seconds: 5

Thanks so much for this code template.
It works perfectly.
Another big step forward for me in my quest for a flexible lighting control automation system.
Thanks :pray:t5: