# Jinja Transformation Service

Transforms a value using a jinja template.

The main purpose of this transformer is the use in the home assistant discovery. Therfore not all features of the home assistant templating are supported. Basically on Processing incoming data (opens new window)

# Available variables

Variable Description
value The incoming value.
value_json The incoming value parsed as JSON.

# Examples

# Basic Examples

# Incoming data

Given the value

{"Time":"2019-01-05T22:45:12","AM2301":{"Temperature":4.7,"Humidity":93.7},"TempUnit":"C"}

the template

{{value_json['AM2301'].Temperature}}`

extracts the string 4.7.

# Outgoing data

The JINJA transformation can be used to publish simple JSON strings through, for example, the HTTP Binding's commandTransformation parameter.

Say we have an String Item which holds the following value:

This is my string

Adding the following into the commandTransformation parameter of your HTTP Thing Channel

JINJA:{"msgtype":"m.text", "body":"{{value}}"}

will send the following string out of openHAB

{"msgtype":"m.text", "body":"This is my string"}

will be replaced by whatever the value of your Item is.

Note that if using *.things files you must escape quotation marks, for example:

commandTransformation = "JINJA:{\"msgtype\":\"m.text\", \"body\":\"{{value}}\"}"

# Further Reading