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    Pawan Gupta
    ODA needs Reusability and Modularity in BotYML and Component...
    Topic posted October 7, 2019 by Pawan GuptaBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged Conversational AI, Virtual Assistant, VPA 
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    Title:
    ODA needs Reusability and Modularity in BotYML and Component Services..
    Summary:
    ODA needs Reusability and Modularity in BotYML and Component Services..
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    I have appreciation of "Digital Assistant" which consists of multiple skills, it provides single interaction point for business user in given functional area and domain. It's great layer and feature.

    While working in skills in context of Enterprise usecase i am finding it cumbsersome to deal with two areas:

    #1: Size, number of lines of code in the BotYML is becoming overhead and difficult to manage, navigate.. I WISH there is some layer of modularity, any idea feature already exists or anything in the Roadmap?

    #2: Reusability of components : VBCS got a great feature added called component exchange which lets user share the components easily to promot resuability, i am wishing for the same in ODA, as there are so many components to share/reuse when i am developing the skills for ERP centeric usecase.. also team collaboration is difficult.. any feature already exists or anything in the Roadmap?

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    • Grant Ronald

      Thanks for your comments

      1) Yes we have some plans on this to be able to modularize the YAML.  We've also make some major improvements with the addition of features such as composite bag and parameters which I know can positively impact the number of lines of YAML you need.

      2)  We have some of this already in that obviously things in custom components can be reused as can skills - but agree we can do more on this and plan to.  We are also working on some features to support deeper team collaboration.

      Thanks

    • Frank Nimphius

      Hi,

      #1: Size, number of lines of code in the BotYML is becoming overhead and difficult to manage, navigate.. I WISH there is some layer of modularity, any idea feature already exists or anything in the Roadmap?

      - Smaller BotML documents is a roadmap item.

      - What you can do today:

         Use composite bag entities for as much as you can : https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/digital-assistant/tutorial-entities/index.htm

       

      #2: Reusability of components : VBCS got a great feature added called component exchange which lets user share the components easily to promot resuability, i am wishing for the same in ODA, as there are so many components to share/reuse when i am developing the skills for ERP centeric usecase.. also team collaboration is difficult.. any feature already exists or anything in the Roadmap?

      - Custom components can be reused when deployed remotely. Using MS Visual Studio Code you could also use Git to share code during development

      - A roadmap item is to allow custom components to be shared across skills for local deployment. 

      We don't offer a market place for custom components. 

      Frank