Multiple Actions with different Conditions

I see this isn’t possible in the Automation UI, but wondering about doing this in yaml code?

An alternative I guess would be an Automation run multiple scripts?

Here’s an existing Automation I would like to add to…

alias: Computer - Status-Locked
description: ''
trigger:
  - platform: mqtt
    topic: iotlink/home/haf922/windows-monitor/status
    payload: SessionLock
    value_template: '{{ states.sensor.my_computer_session_status.state }}'
condition: []
action:
  - type: turn_off
    device_id: 49dc7efaec0941a1a9a0470e8424c3f7
    entity_id: light.office_desk_lamp
    domain: light
  - service: rest_command.computer_locked
    data: {}
mode: single
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You can it via the UI. There is a “choose” action type.

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Although that does allow multiple Actions, they can’t/won’t all fire… It’s an either/or. At least that’s what I’ve found.

What I’m looking to do… Based on a Trigger, fire Action 1 w/ a Condition, fire Action 2 w/ a different Condition, etc.

Any reason you wouldn’t want to make it separate automations?

No reason, other than make it more streamlined. Trigger on an event once, instead of multiple triggers for the same event.

I’m so used to using my beloved Tasker Android app :grinning:

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Use multiple Choose actions…
Using multiple Choose actions allows the automation to evaluate each option (or group of options) and execute their sequences of actions independently:

action:
  - choose:
    - alias: Option 1
      conditions:
        - condition: 1
      sequence:
        - action 1
  - choose:
    - alias: Option 2
      conditions:
        - condition: 2
      sequence:
        - action 2
    default: []
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That’s not how I find it… I find that it’s a ‘choose’.

Assume the below test Automation is set up correctly, I only receive TEST 1 from Option 1, Option 2 is ignored. What I want is both Option 1 & Option 2 fire, sending TEST 1 & TEST 2 messages.

alias: New Automation
description: ''
trigger:
  - platform: device
    type: changed_states
    device_id: 8e020108f0f9a30ec6e30d6d16c53698
    entity_id: switch.study_light
    domain: switch
condition: []
action:
  - choose:
      - conditions:
          - condition: sun
            before: sunset
            after: sunrise
        sequence:
          - service: notify.mobile_app_sas22
            data:
              message: TEST 1
          - type: toggle
            device_id: 49dc7efaec0941a1a9a0470e8424c3f7
            entity_id: light.office_desk_lamp
            domain: light
      - conditions:
          - condition: sun
            before: sunset
            after: sunrise
        sequence:
          - service: notify.mobile_app_sas22
            data:
              message: TEST 2
          - type: toggle
            device_id: 49dc7efaec0941a1a9a0470e8424c3f7
            entity_id: light.office_desk_lamp
            domain: light
    default: []
mode: single

Yes, that is how it works if you only use one Choose action… if you use multiple Choose actions (not just multiple options within a single Choose) they are evaluated and executed independently.

alias: New Automation
description: ''
trigger:
  - platform: device
    type: changed_states
    device_id: 8e020108f0f9a30ec6e30d6d16c53698
    entity_id: switch.study_light
    domain: switch
condition: []
action:
  - choose:
      - conditions:
          - condition: sun
            before: sunset
            after: sunrise
        sequence:
          - service: notify.mobile_app_sas22
            data:
              message: TEST 1
          - type: toggle
            device_id: 49dc7efaec0941a1a9a0470e8424c3f7
            entity_id: light.office_desk_lamp
            domain: light
    default: []
  - choose:
      - conditions:
          - condition: sun
            before: sunset
            after: sunrise
        sequence:
          - service: notify.mobile_app_sas22
            data:
              message: TEST 2
          - type: toggle
            device_id: 49dc7efaec0941a1a9a0470e8424c3f7
            entity_id: light.office_desk_lamp
            domain: light
    default: []
mode: single

Ah, thank you, I get it now!

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I have setup automatisation with 6-7 choose actions and 15 triggers. Now for some fine tuning i need to know which Trigger fired which Choose and in Logbook there is only name of the Authomatisation and what it has thone e.g. Light Livingroom ON. But I have more then one scenario in Choose which will triger same event. Is there any ID to be put for every Choose so the Logbook has more info?

Why are you using the Logbook instead of the automation’s debug trace?

  1. Just go into the Automation…

Settings/Automations

  1. Select the Automation

  2. 3-bar menu/Traces

This will show you what triggered it, when, etc.