Template Cover

The template cover platform allows you to create simple covers out of just a few actions and a value lambda. Once defined, it will automatically appear in Home Assistant as a cover and can be controlled through the frontend.

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# Example configuration entry
cover:
  - platform: template
    name: "Template Cover"
    lambda: |-
      if (id(top_end_stop).state) {
        return COVER_OPEN;
      } else {
        return COVER_CLOSED;
      }
    open_action:
      - switch.turn_on: open_cover_switch
    close_action:
      - switch.turn_on: close_cover_switch
    stop_action:
      - switch.turn_on: stop_cover_switch
    optimistic: true

Possible return values for the optional lambda:

  • return COVER_OPEN; if the cover should be reported as OPEN.
  • return COVER_CLOSED; if the cover should be reported as CLOSED.
  • return {}; if the last state should be repeated.

Configuration variables:

  • name (Required, string): The name of the cover.
  • lambda (Optional, lambda): Lambda to be evaluated repeatedly to get the current state of the cover.
  • open_action (Optional, Action): The action that should be performed when the remote (like Home Assistant’s frontend) requests the cover to be opened.
  • close_action (Optional, Action): The action that should be performed when the remote requests the cover to be closed.
  • stop_action (Optional, Action): The action that should be performed when the remote requests the cover to be stopped.
  • optimistic (Optional, boolean): Whether to operate in optimistic mode - when in this mode, any command sent to the template cover will immediately update the reported state and no lambda needs to be used. Defaults to false.
  • assumed_state (Optional, boolean): Whether the true state of the cover is not known. This will make the Home Assistant frontend show buttons for both OPEN and CLOSE actions, instead of hiding one of them. Defaults to false.
  • tilt_action (Optional, Action): The action that should be performed when the remote (like Home Assistant’s frontend) requests the cover be set to a specific tilt position.
  • tilt_lambda (Optional, lambda): Lambda to be evaluated repeatedly to get the current tilt position of the cover.
  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.
  • All other options from Cover.

cover.template.publish Action

You can also publish a state to a template cover from elsewhere in your YAML file with the cover.template.publish action.

# Example configuration entry
cover:
  - platform: template
    name: "Template Cover"
    id: template_cov

# in some trigger
on_...:
  - cover.template.publish:
      id: template_cov
      state: OPEN

  # Templated
  - cover.template.publish:
      id: template_cov
      state: !lambda 'return COVER_OPEN;'

Configuration options:

  • id (Required, ID): The ID of the template cover.
  • state (Optional, templatable): The state to publish. One of OPEN, CLOSED. If using a lambda, use COVER_OPEN or COVER_CLOSED.
  • position (Optional, templatable, float): The position to publish, from 0 (CLOSED) to 1.0 (OPEN)
  • tilt (Optional, templatable, float): The tilt position to publish, from 0 (CLOSED) to 1.0 (OPEN)
  • current_operation (Optional, templatable, string): The current operation mode to publish. One of IDLE, OPENING and CLOSING. If using a lambda, use COVER_OPERATION_IDLE, COVER_OPERATION_OPENING, and COVER_OPERATION_CLOSING.

Note

This action can also be written in lambdas:

id(template_cov).position = COVER_OPEN;
id(template_cov).tilt = 0.5;
id(template_cov).publish_state();