mqtt Select platform allows you to integrate devices that might expose configuration options through MQTT into Home Assistant as a Select. Every time a message under the
topic in the configuration is received, the select entity will be updated in Home Assistant and vice-versa, keeping the device and Home Assistant in sync.
To enable MQTT Select in your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry mqtt: select: - command_topic: topic name: "Test Select" options: - "Option 1" - "Option 2"
The configuration format of manual configured MQTT items has changed.
The old format that places configurations under the
select platform key
should no longer be used and is deprecated.
The above example shows the new and modern way, this is the previous/old example:
select: - platform: mqtt command_topic: topic name: "Test Select" options: - "Option 1" - "Option 2"
A list of MQTT topics subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates. Must not be used together with
The payload that represents the available state.
The payload that represents the unavailable state.
The MQTT topic subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates. Must not be used together with
availability is configured, this controls the conditions needed to set the entity to
available. Valid entries are
latest. If set to
payload_available must be received on all configured availability topics before the entity is marked as online. If set to
payload_available must be received on at least one configured availability topic before the entity is marked as online. If set to
latest, the last
payload_not_available received on any configured availability topic controls the availability.
Defines a template to extract device’s availability from the
availability_topic. To determine the devices’s availability result of this template will be compared to
Defines a template to generate the payload to send to
Information about the device this Select is a part of to tie it into the device registry. Only works through MQTT discovery and when
unique_id is set. At least one of identifiers or connections must be present to identify the device.
A link to the webpage that can manage the configuration of this device. Can be either an HTTP or HTTPS link.
A list of connections of the device to the outside world as a list of tuples
[connection_type, connection_identifier]. For example the MAC address of a network interface:
"connections": ["mac", "02:5b:26:a8:dc:12"].
A list of IDs that uniquely identify the device. For example a serial number.
Flag which defines if the entity should be enabled when first added.
The encoding of the payloads received and published messages. Set to
"" to disable decoding of incoming payload.
The category of the entity.
Defines a template to extract the JSON dictionary from messages received on the
The MQTT topic subscribed to receive a JSON dictionary payload and then set as entity attributes. Implies
force_update of the current select state when a message is received on this topic.
Flag that defines if the select works in optimistic mode.
true if no
state_topic defined, else
List of options that can be selected. An empty list or a list with a single item is allowed.
The maximum QoS level of the state topic. Default is 0 and will also be used to publishing messages.
If the published message should have the retain flag on or not.
An ID that uniquely identifies this Select. If two Selects have the same unique ID Home Assistant will raise an exception.
Make sure that your topic matches exactly.
some-topic are different topics.