Hello guys, Pardon me for being a beginner with this post and to the rasa development. However, I am really aspiring to be a professional and contribute real soon. Well, I am really struggling to find a way to execute a custom action to make an API call as soon as the rasa server is started. So, I want the rasa server to simply run a custom action as soon as we start the rasa server and custom action server. The command I am using to start rasa server: rasa run --enable-api --cors “*” --debug --port 5005 The command I am using for custom action server: rasa run actions --port 5055 --debug
I have a custom action created. It is basically a function that would make an API call to a server and send data. Think of this as an outbound case where the first action is made by the bot without any intent from the user. I have tried to create a story and added the action at the start of story without intent and that did not work. The rasa server upon initialization does not execute that action. I have also tried to add in rules.
[ rule.yml ] rules:
- rule: Make an API call
- action: action_make_an_api_call
May be the format is incorrect or is it not possible to execute an action without an intent at all? I have already checked the other post that talks about execute custom action at initialization by making changes in the bot widget. The topic that I have is slightly different. Here there is no dependency with the widget.
Is there any way to trigger that specific action_make_an_api_call custom action using postman once rasa server is up? Even this would help. Really looking forward to getting an answer from some of you experts out there.