MQTT Import

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You might want to use MQTT to send commands or values to your ESP Easy unit. To do this you use the plugin MQTT Import.

ONLY NUMBERS (float numbers to be exact) are allowed to be imported. Thus this guide's use of only integer.


No hardware needed. (Except for a broker server, and that broker setup as active controller).

ESP Easy

The Name is the name you use in rules etc. internally within ESP Easy.

MQTT Topic 1-4 is the topics you want to listen to, one per imported value.

Value Name 1-4 is the name of the VALUE that you use internally within ESP Easy.

In general you wont need to use formula, and if no formula is needed you do not need to add any information to that box.

You may use the MQTT Import together with Rules as this:


Use the following rules to act on these imported values:

on sniff#cmdMQTT=1 do
  Publish %sysname%/IP,%ip%

on sniff#cmdMQTT=2 do
  Publish %sysname%/Time,%systime%

on sniff#cmdMQTT=3 do
 Publish %sysname%/status,Rebooting

Indicators (recommended settings)

Indicator Value Name Decimals Extra information
MQTT Topic Any... Optional You need to make sure that the value to import is a float variable (or a integer). This float number need to have a dot (.) as decimal sign in order for the import to work. Formula is in general not used, only visible to allow decimal reformation.

Optional settings

Use of formulas

Use of value names