Force Refresh on Temperature Monitor

I have a temperature monitor that sometimes fails to refresh. Using WebCore’s execute command with Every, I would ping it every 15 minutes. I find I can’t do that with SharpTools because I have no way to trigger it throughout the day.

While we don’t officially support automations that loop at 15 minute intervals, a common approach is to toggle a variable true/false every X minutes as your timer… then you can use that variable turning true as a trigger to periodically run your rule.

This thread covers the main concepts:

And Justin from SimplySmart also covered the concept in one of his videos:

So a basic rule that flips a variable true/false every 15 minutes might look like:

Then you could use the variable changing to true as a periodic trigger in your other rules. Just keep in mind there might be rate limits on other platforms or actions that your rule takes. :slight_smile:

Thanks. I was looking at different ways to use a virtual variable to get there, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss something legit.

Running a 24 hour test on my routine now.

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