Trigger Variable to Have Access to Trigger ID

It would be awesome if a trigger variable would have access to the newly introduced trigger id.

Can you give a use case example?

When an automation triggers, only then is known. Therefore I agree with tom_l and wonder how you envision using it in Trigger Variable.

So here’s an example:

- id: '1626001581698'
  alias: Turn off Heating debug
  description: ''
  - entity_id: binary_sensor.bedroom_window
    platform: state
    to: 'on'
    id: bedroom
  - platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.office_window
    id: office
    to: 'on'
  - platform: state
    entity_id: group.salon_window
    id: salon
    to: 'on'
  condition: []
  - data:
      entity: climate.{{ trigger.trigger_id }}
      temperature: 5
    service: script.set_room_temperature
  mode: single

So when the autotomation triggers, I am able to use trigger.trigger_id in action part. It would be similiar to using trigger.entity_id.

I now understand what you want and you will be happy to know it already exists. It’s called

entity: 'climate.{{ }}'

It was first introduced in version 2021.3.0 and reported the trigger’s ordinal position. The first trigger is '0', the second is '1', etc.

In 2021.7.0, it was enhanced and now permits assigning a name to each trigger’s id. If you don’t assign a name, it defaults to using the trigger’s ordinal position.

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That’s great news. I looked in the documentation but couldn’t find it. Thanks!

Its introduction in 2021.3 was not announced or documented. Only the enhanced version in 2021.7 was announced in the release notes:

Trigger condition and trigger id

Closing this as implemented.

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