Is data.json still needed?

Hello. I’m trying to learn Rasa, and I’m watching some tutorials on YouTube. Several of them use the data.json file, while the official Rasa tutorial seems to use other files for the same purpose. Am I correct in assuming that data.json is no longer needed, and that the tutorials that use them are slightly out of date in that regard?

Look at the youtube videos’ dates and if you see them to be older than a few months then you can be certain that Rasa no longer works that way. This was quite a bummer for me too at first. I don’t think that any json file is required in the current version, Rasa is using md and yml files now.

Edit: here’s a very recent video on the entire setup process YouTube, this is how it works now.

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