The Text integration is built for the controlling and monitoring of text values on devices.

Building block integration

This text is a building block integration that cannot be added to your Home Assistant directly but is used and provided by other integrations.

A building block integration differs from the typical integration that connects to a device or service. Instead, other integrations that do integrate a device or service into Home Assistant use this text building block to provide entities, services, and other functionality that you can use in your automations or dashboards.

If one of your integrations features this building block, this page documents the functionality the text building block offers.

If you are looking for a way to create a text entity, please take a look at the Text helper.


text services

Available services: text.set_value

Service text.set_value

Set the textual value of the text entity.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no String or list of strings that point at entity_id’s of texts to control.
value no The new text value to set.