Read rest-api's nested json with http get

Hi,

I would like to read a specific parameter from an api and create an action on the result being true.

Api json output:

Current esphome config, which I modified based on somebody else’s idea…

sensor:
  - platform: wifi_signal
    name: "WiFi Signal $devicename"
    update_interval: 60s
    
  - platform: template
    name: "Gesloten"
    id: gesloten
    
http_request:
  useragent: esphome/device
  timeout: 4s
  
time:
  - platform: sntp
    on_time:
      - seconds: /10
        then:
          - lambda: |-
              HTTPClient http;
              http.begin("https://testapi.local/api/1/toggle-variable?api_key=SECRET");
              http.GET();
              DynamicJsonBuffer doc(12000);
              JsonObject& root = doc.parseObject(http.getStream());
              float ip = atof(root["date"]["toggle-variable"][1]["state"].as<char*>());
              id(gesloten).publish_state(ip);

But the sensor is not returning anything.

What I would like to do is perform an action (light.turn_on) when id: d4544d56-8a77-40e8-84bd-8be7e2a58ea3 has state: true
and turn it off when id: d4544d56-8a77-40e8-84bd-8be7e2a58ea3 state: false

I am not a coder, so this is quit hard for me.

Anyone that could help me out?

Cheers,

Michel

Anybody able to help?

I hope it’s not Covid infecting peoples willingness to help :wink: