๐ŸŽ‰ Node-RED 2.1.0-beta.2 released

Indeed, some very nice feature updates.

Regarding this feature:

  • Switch: Copy previous rule type when adding rule to switch node (#3170) @knolleary

Is it working for everyone?

Seems to have stopped working in latest beta (for me)


Now fixed in git.

When I backed out the part of the change that also copied the value, I inadvertently broke it. Apols.

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Cheers Nick.

To be sure it wasnt just on my dev env, I updated an RPi.

Upon refresh, the tour was presented. So I ran through the tour to ensure it was good from another instance.

As the LH pallete was closed, step 10 didn't render correctly...


Think the step may need to open the pallete before stepping?

Not sure this counts as a problem; maybe a warning.

I ran this on a Raspberry Pi Zero W

cd .node-red
sudo npm install -g --unsafe-perm node-red@next

It completed successfully but at the end it popped up

โ”‚                                                                โ”‚
โ”‚     New major version of npm available! 6.14.13 -> 7.19.1      โ”‚
โ”‚   Changelog: https://github.com/npm/cli/releases/tag/v7.19.1   โ”‚
โ”‚               Run npm install -g npm to update!                โ”‚
โ”‚                                                                โ”‚

So just for fun I ran npm install -g npm (not sudo npm install -g npm)
Which fell over at some point leaving Node-Red broken. I think the error was "npm not installed"

The NR installation script did not fix it except using both --nodered-version and --node12 options.

Sorry I can't give more detail of the error messages, I reinstalled the OS and started again

Errm, I am sure that I will feel an idiot when it is explained but I am not getting the resize arrows for widgets in Dashboard layout. (Can't move the widgets about either)

Are you clicking this?
Untitled 1

It should open this

Yep, but I do not have the double headed arrows and the 'move' cursor doesn't select the widget.

Works in all my non beta Node-RED instances (2.0.6)

It works for me (on Linux), no idea why yours doesn't, sorry

Are the 'padlocks' locked or unlocked?


macOS (v11.6) Safari (v15.10) - changenode 'Deep copy' option.

The text is jamed against the check box:
Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 12.39.56 PM

Looks fine in Chrome and FireFox.

Thank you both. Restarted node-red (again) and it is now working!! :relieved:

When things seen in the browser seem to start working for no obvious reason it is often a browser caching issue.


BUG: Editing a LINK-OUT node - even opening it and closing it, removes all the links connected to it.

1 - add an Inject and link-out node and connect them
Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 4.42.33 AM
2 - add a link-in and a debug node and connect them
Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 4.43.08 AM
3 - go to the link-in node, select the link-out node and save - you will see the dotted link line
Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 4.43.17 AM
4 - deploy and press the inject - you will see a debug output
5 - go to the link-out node and without making a change exit.
Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 4.43.25 AM
at this point the link will be gone.

I've seen another possible iterations of this where you put the link-in and debug on a new tab and link them together, debug and test and it works.
Now export the tab with the link-in/debug nodes and import it again as a copy. Everything looks ok but the link-out ID's does not match the ID of the new link-in node:

Code imports differently (wrong) in 2.1.0beta.2

This code (copied from another thread) has different results imported before and after installing the beta.

        "id": "3d846a3cec7a7d97",
        "type": "change",
        "z": "da4995d901bb5abd",
        "name": "",
        "rules": [
                "t": "change",
                "p": "payload",
                "pt": "msg",
                "from": "CLOSED",
                "fromt": "str",
                "to": "true",
                "tot": "bool"
                "t": "change",
                "p": "payload",
                "pt": "msg",
                "from": "OPEN",
                "fromt": "str",
                "to": "false",
                "tot": "bool"
        "action": "",
        "property": "",
        "from": "",
        "to": "",
        "reg": false,
        "x": 580,
        "y": 180,
        "wires": [

The beta version has
Node-RED version: v2.1.0-beta.2
Node.js version: v14.18.1
npm 8.1.0
Linux 5.10.63-v7l+ arm LE

In fact it is even worse than that.

If a Change node is configured as
and the node is closed and reopened then the false changes to true.

Currently debugging this live on Twitch... Twitch

Possibly related.

In the Switch node when "is of type" is selected throws an Uncaught ReferenceError: row is not defined error.

ps. always enjoyable watching the live streams. very educational .. always at the end i go "aha .. so this is what real programming looks like" :wink:

Thanks for the issue reports - everything mentioned up to this point has now been fixed.


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