Input_select vs select / input_number vs number

Hi All,

I have some input_select’s and input_number’s. HA also have select and number.
Im don’t see what the different are between those.

Can someone give me some help. Make it sense to change to number and select or only when its needed because difference of how you use them?

I think you can inly use input_... as the others are for internal use by integrations etc.


Thanks for the info

The way you use them in the front end is mostly the same, though you must use specific service calls for each type when controlling them from button actions, scripts, or automations.

Generally speaking, the difference is that Input selects and Input numbers are user created while most Select and Number entities are created by integrations. There are some exceptions to this in that users can create Select and Number entities through the MQTT and Template integrations.