Hello, I must be missing something, maybe brain cells, I can not seem to find a flow addon that follows the following pattern.
Detecting a state change of a string from 'on' to 'off' or in fact from any string to another string. Can anyone please point me in the right direction.
You don't need a "addon" for this, as it is at the core of node-red.
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The filter node is what you use to observe changes. The switch node can then be used to route messages.
Your node > filter node > switch node
Further to @Steve-Mcl post, you can also observe changes in a switch node using