I’m using a Stream Deck with a Text macro to do this but it works the same if it is via Command Line.
I want Group 8 to do a Medium Intensity Chase (Effect 8). So on Command Line I type g8e8 (ENTER) and it works perfectly. But if I type g8 (ENTER) so that I select the group and then decide to type e8 (Enter) an error appears saying “Cannot apply effect template 8 to empty selection”. So basically if I use the Command Line to select a group, I then cannot use the Command Line to apply an effect or preset to that group. That makes using a device like Streamdeck or X-Keys not possible for selecting groups and firing effects because the selecting a group and selecting the effect are two different commands.
The odd thing is I can use Command Line to select the group and then click with my mouse (or via touchscreen) to fire the effect/preset and it works properly. Also if I use a mouse to select the group and then use Command Line I can fire the effect/preset. I can program the Streamdeck to not add an enter command which allows me to string items together, but I’m afraid this will limit me in other ways. I just thought it was weird that I cannot use Command Line to select a group and then use Command Line on a second entry to tell the selected group what to do.