Authoring conversations
Getting startedConversation builderIntents and entitiesEvaluate understandingConversation contextCreate rich responsesDisambiguate user inputSlot filling and formsCreating custom actionsProcessing incoming utterancesTesting conversation flowsPublish and deployGit integrationImport (export) from (to) RasaAdvanced topicsAdvanced searchExplicit domain declarationLinking a story to itself
Monitoring & Analyzing
Configuring channels
On screen guidance
Proactive conversations

Advanced topics

You can use the search bar, left of the training button in the top right corner, to search through your stories.

You’ll notice that when you first click on it you can use smart searches.

Here is a recap of the special search strings you can use.

with:triggersThis will show stories with trigger rules.
with:highlightsThis will show stories that contain responses that use onscreen guidance.
with:custom_styleThis will show stories that contain responses with custom styles.
with:observe_eventsThis will show stories that contain responses that observe user events.
status:unpublishedThis will show unpublished stories.
status:publishedThis will show published stories.

You can combine several of those smart searches to refine your search criterias.

For instance, the query with:triggers with:highlights welcome will yield stories that have at least one trigger rule, one response with onscreen guidance and that contain the word welcome.

Explicit domain declaration

An important part of developing and maintaining a Rasa virtual assistant is keeping domain files up to date. Thankfully, Botfront makes this easier by automatically parsing the contents of your stories and extracting the different actions, entities, slots, etc. referenced within.

However, it’s not always possible to infer everything that needs to go into the domain. For example, you might need to invoke a custom action, which in turn invokes another action, or makes use of a slot.

Default domain management

Linking a story to itself

Linking a story to itself is only available on a story that has branches. For example, this can be used to create a menu dialogue, with a “go back” option looping back to the start of the story. However, when using this feature, the story that is linking to itself also needs to be a destination story of another story, that will serve as an introduction story to the loop. Otherwise, the self linking story would not be reachable.

Schema of a self linking story (Menu story) with an intro story:

Self linking schema

A sample self-linked story:

Self-linked story