Attribute values are formatted automatically by the pimatic frontend. Generally, the idea is to presemt attribute values in a better, human-readable way. The formatting depends on variours aspects such as the attribute value type, the unit type associated with a values (if defined), and the size of the value. In some cases the resulting display of the value is not what the user would like to see. For example, for currency values the user may want to have the value displayed with a fixed number of digits (for cents) rather than having the display of decimals depending on the actual value. For this reason, it is possible to override the the default format with a format selected by the user.
User-defined display formats are set by defining a xAttributeOption for the respective attribute as part of the device configuration. The easiest way of doing this is to use the device editor of the pimatic frontend. As shown in the screenshot a xAttributeOption is linked to an attribute exposed by the device. If you need to find out which attributes are exposed use the Variables editor of the pimatic front to get a list of all variables including device attributes. The "displayFormat" xAttributeOption use a simple syntax as follows:
uptime | fixed | localeString"
[, <name>: <value>]*. String value need to be provide in quotes. Number and Boolean value are given without quotes
fixed, digits: 2
The uptime formatter is meant to be used for numeric attributes providing time duration values given in seconds. The formatter will produce a string presenting human-readable breakdown of the duration into applicable time unit, similar to what the Linux command "
uptime -p" produces. The following options are provided:
hideUnit: Whether or not the unit type shall be hidden. Set to
format: One of "
short". Set to "
long" by default.
long": Displays day(s) / hour(s) / minute(s) / seconds(s) where values equal to 0 are omitted
medium": Omits display of second(s), unless the uptime value is smaller than 1 hour
short": Only displays day(s) and hour(s) , if value is smaller than 1 day the values is displayed as hh:mm:ss
units: One of "
short". Set to "
long" by default.
long": Display long units, i.e. day(s), hour(s), minute(s), seconds(s). If locale is set the local specific mapping is displayed
short": Display abbreviated units, i.e, d, h, min, s
The fixed formatter is meant to be used for numeric attributes to formats number using fixed-point notation. By default the number will be formatted with no decimals in place. The following options are provided:
digits: The number of digits to appear after the decimal point (default: 0), for example:
locale(s): A string with a BCP 47 language tag, for example: "
localeMatcher: The locale matching algorithm to use. Possible values are "
lookup" and "
best fit"; the default is "
style: The formatting style to use. Possible values are
decimal" for plain number formatting,
currency" for currency formatting, and
percent" for percent formatting; the default is "decimal"
currencyDisplay: How to display the currency in currency formatting. Possible values are
symbol" to use a localized currency symbol such as €, "code" to use the ISO currency code,
name" to use a localized currency name such as "dollar"; the default is "
useGrouping: Whether to use grouping separators, such as thousands separators or thousand/lakh/crore separators. Possible values are true and false; the default is true
minimumIntegerDigits: The minimum number of integer digits to use. Possible values are from 1 to 21; the default is 1
minimumFractionDigits: The minimum number of fraction digits to use. Possible values are from 0 to 20; the default for plain number and percent formatting is 0; the default for currency formatting is the number of minor unit digits provided by the ISO 4217 currency code list (2 if the list doesn't provide that information)
maximumFractionDigits: The maximum number of fraction digits to use. Possible values are from 0 to 20; the default for plain number formatting is the larger of minimumFractionDigits and 3; the default for currency formatting is the larger of
minimumFractionDigitsand the number of minor unit digits provided by the ISO 4217 currency code list (2 if the list doesn't provide that information); the default for percent formatting is the larger of
minimumSignificantDigits: The minimum number of significant digits to use. Possible values are from 1 to 21; the default is 1
maximumSignificantDigits: The maximum number of significant digits to use. Possible values are from 1 to 21; the default is 21