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Advocate II
Advocate II

What is the best way to invoke PVA bot from BF Virtual Assitant?

Hello,

 

I'm aware of PVA tool and have been building PVA bots for a while now. However, I'm looking for best possible way out there to use these tiny PVA bots with our existing BF Virtual Assistant .

 

Out virtual assistant is in Production today and, so I'm looking to find if msft is providing any sort of connection framework from BF VA to PVA bot.

 

Note: I'm aware that reverse if possible. As in we can invoke BF skills from PVA bot.

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Super User II
Super User II

Hello @rohitjadhav123 

You could have a look at this samples:

  • SimpleBotToBot Echo SkillThis bot has been created using Bot Framework, it shows how to create a simple skill consumer (SimpleRootBot) that sends message activities to a skill (EchoSkillBot) that echoes it back.
  • Bot ConnectorThis console app shows the minimum code required to connect customized client to an existing virtual agent.

So the idea behind this is that you create a simple bot that is connected to a PVA (second sample), and this simple bot is called by the bot that uses BF (first sample).

 

Hope it helps!

Ferran

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@fchopoI might have not understood it correctly. Are you suggesting to use 3rd bot to connect PVA bot to Existing BF Virtual Agent we have ? If yes, Is there direct way to connect PVA bot to Bf Virtual agent?

Also we use JS SDK so let me know if any examples you can point me to.

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The only way I could imagine a bot can talk to other bot is through skills and a pva bot can't be converted to a skill. 

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