Template sensor update

I am trying to use a date sensor like this https://www.home-assistant.io/components/sensor.template/#working-with-dates but it is not updating, today (th 16th) the senor says 11/15/18. How do I get this to update?

- platform: template
      value_template: "{{as_timestamp(now()) | timestamp_custom('%D') }}"
      entity_id: sensor.date

What’s the date showing on the actual date sensor?

I guess that may be my issue, I have to set up a sensor.date?

The components page says " Useful entities to choose might be sensor.date which update once per day, or sensor.time which updates once per minute." so I assumed it would just know.

I assume I need this then https://www.home-assistant.io/components/sensor.time_date/

Probably wise seeing as you’re wanting to reference it in your template sensor.

I can’t just type in lock.front_door to my configuration and never use a key again, I have to integrate a lock component :slight_smile: