Creating Loops in Oracle Digital Assistant Skill Bots using BotML by Frank Nimphius


As you may know, the Common Response component (System.CommonResponse) can be used to iteratively stamp response items sourced from an array. Sometimes however it is not the repeated rendering of a response item that bot designers need but the repeated looping over a dialog flow state or many dialog flow states (block). In this quick tip I explain how to create a loop in the dialog flow of a skill bot that gets terminated when a specific condition is met.

Building Loops in OBotML

OBotML is the YAML based syntax of the dialog flow in a skill bot. In the following I explain how you create a bot response as shown below by iterating over states in a dialog flow. Its easy for you then to modify the sample for a more complex use case you may have. Read the complete article here.

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