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Tutorial #1, Part 3

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Swiss Army Knife toolset template from the toolset created in part 1 and to define and use template variables.

Prerequisites

Step 1: Create the yaml template file

  • Create toolset-tutorial-basic-01-part3-template.yaml in the lovelace/sak_templates/templates/toolsets/ folder.
  • The template is automatically included once you force a refresh of Lovelace.

Step 2: define the template basics

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toolset_tutorial_basic_03:
  template:
    type: toolset

Step 3: Add defaults for the variables we can pass to the template

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toolset_tutorial_basic_03:
  template:
    type: toolset
    defaults: 
      - var_entity_index: 0
      - var_toolset_position_cx: 50
      - var_toolset_position_cy: 50
  toolset:

Step 4: Remember tutorial 1?

This is the yml file we created earlier!

Actions:

  • Select and copy the toolset part.
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title: TUT-01-P1
path: tut-01-p1
panel: false
cards:
- type: vertical-stack
  cards:
    - type: horizontal-stack
      cards:
        - type: 'custom:swiss-army-knife-card'
          aspectratio: 1/1
          entities: 
            - entity: sensor.humidity
              name: Study
          layout:
            toolsets:
              - toolset: just-a-name
                position:
                  cx: 50
                  cy: 50
                tools:
                  - type: circle
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                      radius: 45
                    styles:
                      circle:
                        stroke-width: 2em
                        stroke: red
                        stroke-opacity: 0.5
                        fill: bisque
                        fill-opacity: 0.5
                  - type: icon
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 25
                      align: center
                      icon_size: 25
                    entity_index: 0
                  - type: state
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 70
                    entity_index: 0
                    styles:
                      state:
                        font-size: 15em
                  - type: name
                    position:
                      cx: 50
                      cy: 50
                    entity_index: 0
                    styles:
                      name:
                        font-size: 15em
                        font-weight: 900

10-step-tutorial-01-part3-step4

Step 5: Copy toolset part to template and take care of indentation

Actions:

  • Copy the selected YAML code in Step 4 into this file.
  • Remove the dash before toolset, as this is not an array anymore (single toolset, not toolsets)
  • Shift all to the left to get the correct YAML indentation.
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toolset_tutorial_01_part3:
  template:
    type: toolset
    defaults: 
      - var_entity_index: 0
      - var_toolset_position_cx: 50
      - var_toolset_position_cy: 50
  toolset:
    toolset: just-a-name
    position:
      cx: 50
      cy: 50
    tools:
      - type: circle
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
          radius: 45
        styles:
          circle:
            stroke-width: 2em
            stroke: red
            stroke-opacity: 0.5
            fill: bisque
            fill-opacity: 0.5
      - type: icon
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 25
          align: center
          icon_size: 25
        entity_index: 0
      - type: state
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 70
        entity_index: 0
        styles:
          state:
            font-size: 15em
      - type: name
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
        entity_index: 0
        styles:
          name:
            font-size: 15em
            font-weight: 900

Step 6: Rename toolset name

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toolset_tutorial_01_part3:
  template:
    type: toolset
    defaults: 
      - var_entity_index: 0
      - var_toolset_position_cx: 50
      - var_toolset_position_cy: 50
  toolset:
    toolset: tutorial-basic-01-part3
    position:
      cx: 50
      cy: 50
    tools:
      - type: circle
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
          radius: 45
        styles:
          circle:
            stroke-width: 2em
            stroke: red
            stroke-opacity: 0.5
            fill: bisque
            fill-opacity: 0.5
      - type: icon
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 25
          align: center
          icon_size: 25
        entity_index: 0
      - type: state
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 70
        entity_index: 0
        styles:
          state:
            font-size: 15em
      - type: name
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
        entity_index: 0
        styles:
          name:
            font-size: 15em
            font-weight: 900                 

Step 7: Use variables for the toolset position

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toolset_tutorial_01_part3:
  template:
    type: toolset
    defaults: 
      - var_entity_index: 0
      - var_toolset_position_cx: 50
      - var_toolset_position_cy: 50
  toolset:
    toolset: tutorial-basic-01-part3
    position:
      cx: '[[var_toolset_position_cx]]'
      cy: '[[var_toolset_position_cy]]'
    tools:
      - type: circle
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
          radius: 45
        styles:
          circle:
            stroke-width: 2em
            stroke: red
            stroke-opacity: 0.5
            fill: bisque
            fill-opacity: 0.5
      - type: icon
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 25
          align: center
          icon_size: 25
        entity_index: 0
      - type: state
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 70
        entity_index: 0
        styles:
          state:
            font-size: 15em
      - type: name
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
        entity_index: 0
        styles:
          name:
            font-size: 15em
            font-weight: 900   

Step 8: use variable for the entity

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toolset_tutorial_01_part3:
  template:
    type: toolset
    defaults: 
      - var_entity_index: 0
      - var_toolset_position_cx: 50
      - var_toolset_position_cy: 50
  toolset:
    toolset: tutorial-basic-01-part3
    position:
      cx: '[[var_toolset_position_cx]]'
      cy: '[[var_toolset_position_cy]]'
    tools:
      - type: circle
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
          radius: 45
        styles:
          circle:
            stroke-width: 2em
            stroke: red
            stroke-opacity: 0.5
            fill: bisque
            fill-opacity: 0.5
      - type: icon
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 25
          align: center
          icon_size: 25
        entity_index: '[[var_entity_index]]'
      - type: state
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 70
        entity_index: '[[var_entity_index]]'
        styles:
          state:
            font-size: 15em
      - type: name
        position:
          cx: 50
          cy: 50
        entity_index: '[[var_entity_index]]'
        styles:
          name:
            font-size: 15em
            font-weight: 900

Done!

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