Counter


The counter component allows one to count occurrences fired by automations.

To add a counter to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
counter:
  my_custom_counter:
    initial: 30
    step: 1

Configuration Variables

[alias]

(map)(Required)Alias for the counter. Multiple entries are allowed.

name

(string)(Optional)Friendly name of the counter.

initial

(integer)(Optional)Initial value when Home Assistant starts or the counter is reset.

Default value: 0

restore

(boolean)(Optional)Try to restore the last known value when Home Assistant starts.

Default value: true

step

(integer)(Optional)Incremental/step value for the counter.

Default value: 1

icon

(icon)(Optional)Icon to display for the counter.

Pick an icon that you can find on materialdesignicons.com to use for your input and prefix the name with mdi:. For example mdi:car, mdi:ambulance or mdi:motorbike.

Restore State

This component will automatically restore the state it had prior to Home Assistant stopping as long as you have the recorder component enabled and your entity has restore set to True which is the default. To disable this feature, set restore to False. Additional information can be found in the Restore state section of the recorder component documentation.

If restore is set to False, the initial value will only be used when no previous state is found or when the counter is reset.

Services

Available services: increment, decrement, and reset.

Service counter.increment

Increments the counter with 1 or the given value for the steps.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Name of the entity to take action, e.g., counter.my_custom_counter.

Service counter.decrement

Decrements the counter with 1 or the given value for the steps.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Name of the entity to take action, e.g., counter.my_custom_counter.

Service counter.reset

With this service the counter is reset to its initial value.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Name of the entity to take action, e.g., counter.my_custom_counter.

Use the service

Select service developer tool icon Services from the Developer Tools. Choose counter from the list of Domains, select the Service, enter something like the sample below into the Service Data field, and hit CALL SERVICE.

{
  "entity_id": "counter.my_custom_counter"
}