I want to take user name as input without specifying any entity. Is it possible?

I want to take the name as an input from the user and prompt it to the user as “Hello {Name}”. I dont want to specify any entity as name can be virtually anything.

I’m wanting to know the same thing, I’ve been stuck on this for a little while.

I solved this by using Form action as follows: It will set the name in a slot which can be used later. Please note using form action requires FormPolicy to be set in config.yml

class FacilityForm(FormAction):

"""Custom form action to fill all slots required to find specific type

of healthcare facilities in a certain city or zip code."""

def name(self) -> Text:

    """Unique identifier of the form"""

    return "user_form"


def required_slots(tracker: Tracker) -> List[Text]:

    return ["username","location"]

def slot_mappings(self) -> Dict[Text, Any]:

    return {

         "username": [self.from_text(intent=None), self.from_text()],

         "location": [self.from_entity(entity="location", intent="inform"), self.from_text()]


def submit(


    dispatcher: CollectingDispatcher,

    tracker: Tracker,

    domain: Dict[Text, Any],) -> List[Dict]:

    """Define what the form has to do

    after all required slots are filled"""

    print("username:"+ tracker.get_slot('username'))

    print("location:"+ tracker.get_slot('location'))


    return []