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Custom actions

Development

Botfront makes Rasa custom actions. Writing and using custom actions is very easy.

In your project you should have the following folders:

FolderDescription
.botfrontProject configuration files, docker-compose files
actionsCustom actions for the actions server
botfront-dbMongoDB persisted files
modelsPersisted models
rasaRasa image material

You probably figured it out: actions is our folder of interest.

Launch the watcher

The first thing to do is to launch the watcher. Symply run botfront watch from the root of your project. Any change in the actions folder will rebuild and restart the actions server so you can test the actions in Botfront

Write custom actions

All actions in the actions folder will be found by the watcher. You can add actions to the default my_actions.py file or add new files.

Importing modules in your actions

Your imports must include actions. If you want to import a module in the actions folder:

import actions.my_module

Verify that your actions are registered

Run botfront logs and verify that your actions are correctly imported. You should see something like INFO:rasa_sdk.executor:Registered function for 'action_guests'. for each action in the folder.

Add your action to the conversation

From the conversation builder guide, add your action to the conversation.

Deployment

You can build your action server Docker image with the Dockerfile.production in the actions folder of your project.

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