Automatic Custom Action

Version: dev-CC I am currently working on a project and I need a custom action to trigger itself at intervals. Is there method to this on RASA. The reason I need this is that I have a database which is been updated independently of my bot and I need the bot to check for new updates at intervals. If there is a better approach to this rather than an automatic trigger of the custom action, please kindly suggest.

Hi @hardebayobakare,

I hope this doc page on external events and reminders will help you.

Thanks, I read this but didn’t really help me.

Okay, let me clarify: my idea would be run a separate thread / process somewhere in the background which regular checks for database updates. In case there are updates, it can use external events as described in the docs to notify the user about it.