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Select Entity

A select is an entity that allows the user to select an option from a list of limited options provided by the integration. Derive entity platforms from homeassistant.components.select.SelectEntity

This entity should only be used in cases there is no better fitting option available. For example, a bulb can have user selectable light effects. While that could be done using this select entity, it should really be part of the light entity, which already supports light effects.

Properties#

tip

Properties should always only return information from memory and not do I/O (like network requests). Implement update() or async_update() to fetch data.

NameTypeDefaultDescription
current_optionstrNoneThe current select option
optionslistRequiredA list of available options as strings

Other properties that are common to all entities such as icon, unit_of_measurement, name etc are also applicable.

Methods#

Select option#

Called when the user or automation wants to change the current selected option.

class MySelect(SelectEntity):    # Implement one of these methods.
    def select_option(self, option: str) -> None:        """Change the selected option."""
    async def async_select_option(self, option: str) -> None:        """Change the selected option."""