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Chowmain - Variable Manipulator Driver

Control4 offers basic Mathematic operations on variables in the programming tab. This is limited to setting a value, randomizing a value, incrementing or decrementing values and setting to the value of another variable. 

The Chowmain Variable Manipulator driver for Control4 provides variable manipulation capabilities for use in Control4 programming. This can be used to add multiple variables to a string or to perform more complex mathematical equations using one or more variables. This makes Control4 programming more flexible. 


  • Add 1 or more variables into a string (can be any variable including string, numbers, Boolean or device). 
  • Perform pretty much any form of math you want including complicated formulas. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? 

This driver is useful in the following situations and much more. 

  • Showing text and 1 or more variables on the announcement agent (rather than just text or just the variable value). 
  • Adding multiple variables together or performing math on the variable. 
  • Formatting numbers into values that are more human friendly (eg percentages or fractions) for use in notifications, emails or announcements 

Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? 
OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. 

How do I find out more information about the driver? 
Please see the links below for more information about the driver. 

Chowmain Website

Download Installation Guide

How do I buy the driver? 
This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. 

Download Driver / Purchase Licence

Who do i contact for technical support? 
This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. 


Do you provide trial licences? 
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary. 



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One thing seems to be missing from the doc - how do you set a variable to the result of create string?


or maybe there is a typo in the doc?  

 Should step 2 on pages 6&7 be "Select the Variable you want to set" instead of "select the event you want to get an email from?"

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Thanks for finding the mistake in the documentation.

the variable outputted can be used in so many different ways from announcements, emails, notifications, conditional logic and more.

how you use it after it has been generated is totally upto you.

All of our drivers list MSRP on the HouseLogix website.  No login is required. Just click on the driver to see pricing.


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