JSONata question

I am extracting data from my smart meter and thought I could make this change node into a one liner. But for the life of me I cannot replace "calc" in the second entry in the node with the reference to the value in the first line. The value is a string containing a hex value. If it's not possible I am also very happy :slight_smile: Screenshot-1

What does the input payload look like ?

"00000B96" - for example, it's the actual consumption in Watt hours.

Could you please post a debug output including the object ? (meaning the input that goes into this change node)


In jsonata i don't see a quick way as it does not seem to like concatenation and parsing it after that.

In a function node it works;

m = "0x"+msg.payload
return {WattsNow:parseInt(m)};

Oh yes, I have already done it in a function node with:

msg.Wh_now = parseInt(msg.payload.elecMtr["0702"]["04"]["00"], 16);

I was just wondering if it was possible in a change node with a simple JSONata expression.

Fiddling a bit further, this works in jsonata:

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Nice!, I'll try that later!

Yes that works, but the normal notation for referencing the value doesn't work in JSONata. You need to replace the square brackets with"." Took me a while, this works fine:

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