WTH - Template Helpers in the UI


I often use templates for simple conversions or alternations to sensors, etc. A good example is my UPS returns up time in seconds however for notifications and UI purposes minutes is much more useful. I therefore have a simple template sensor defined:

      friendly_name: Server UPS Time Remaining Calculated
      icon_template: mdi:timer-outline
      unit_of_measurement: m
      value_template: '{{ float(states("sensor.serverups_battery_runtime")) / 60  }}'

It would be great if these could be managed in the UI maybe in the ‘helpers’ section.


Closing this one as a duplicate of WTH can’t template sensors be made in UI

Please vote on that one instead.