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Using Adaptive Card date-picker to pass back input to PVA and showing adaptive card multiple times

Hey everyone, 

 

I am currently working on an implementation of a date-picker in PVA, I've managed to get to the point that I can get the adaptive card to show up in PVA just fine but I have run into multiple issues which I think are just due to my lack of understanding when it comes to adaptive cards. (https://adaptivecards.io/explorer/Input.Date.html

 

What I want to do is let customers put in holiday requests through PVA by:

- Showing a date-picker to let a user pick a holiday start date

- Passing this value back to PVA and confirming the date with the user

- Repeating the above two steps for an end-date. 

 

Then pass the start-, and end-date (ideally formated as DD-MM-YY) to a flow that checks the difference between these dates (using ticks) against a user's available holidays, and then tells a user whether or not they can actually make the request. I've gotten all these flows to work just fine, and can show the date-picker in PVA. 

 

I have two major issues: 

1. I don't know how to pass the value back to PVA, I've tried to use global variables but this has not worked, see: 

deceparis_0-1658125694572.png

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here? I thought it may not loop correctly, or may not actually set the value right using turn.activity, I was mostly following the microsoft documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-virtual-agents/advanced-bot-framework-composer-example1) and the other examples. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong here, and maybe show an example of how to do it right? 

 

The second issue I have is that I cannot seem to call the same adaptive card twice, even if I have made a new dialog in Bot Framework Composer that is a copy of the one showing the adaptive card: 

deceparis_1-1658126284668.png

Please ignore the hard-coded dates. 🙂 Here DateCard and DateCardEnd are separate dialogs in Bot Framework Composer (and therefore topics in PVA) but the second one is skipped as you can see. 

 

I hope someone can help me understand this better, and everyone else that might want to do this (though I hope that PVABuild22 might make all of this easier). 

 

Sincerely, 

N

 

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deceparis
Advocate I
Advocate I

@rubengzz7 , very happy you managed to figure it out, the whole adaptive card thing had me really stuck for a while. In my case I had to send the adaptive card twice (once for a start date and then another time for the end date), so I copied the topic and made sure to change the IDs so that they are not identical otherwise it skipped for me anyway (as I guess the adaptive card believed that it had already been run, even if it was two different topics). Hope this thread helps someone else! 

rubengzz7
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hello bro! i have another issue moreless related to this... you know how could I solve it?

 https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General/Adaptive-Cards-Input-Date-Just-Month-and-Year-Multiple-C...

Hi, I am using adaptive card for datepicker for my bot made with RASA, and using bot framework for MS Teams channel. I am not able to send back the user selected date to my RASA Actions backend through tracker. 

Can I get help in understanding how to send back user selected data through datepicker in context of RASA Bots running on Microsoft Teams? Below is the code to my adaptive card: 

adaptive_card_json = {
                                "type": "AdaptiveCard",
                                "$schema": "http://adaptivecards.io/schemas/adaptive-card.json",
                                "version": "1.3",
                                "body": [
                                            {
                                            "type": "Input.Date",
                                            "id": "requested_departure_date",
                                            "title": "Select a date:",
                                            "value": "2023-08-01",
                                            "min": "2023-01-01",
                                            "max": "2023-12-31"
                                            }
                                        ],
                                "actions": [
                                            {
                                                "type": "Action.Submit",
                                                "title": "Submit",
                                                "text" : "August 23, 2023",
                                                "channel": "botframework",
                                                "id" :"requested_departure_date", 
                                                "data": {
                                                    "msteams":{
                                                    "text":"${requested_departure_date}",
                                                    "title":"Select",
                                                    "type":"messageBack",
                                                    "value" : "/modify_departure_date"
                                                    }, 
                                                "style": "positive"
                                                }
                                                }
                                            ]
                            }
            


            message = {
                "type": "message",
                "text": "Here is the calendar:",
                "attachments": [
                    {
                        "contentType": "application/vnd.microsoft.card.adaptive",
                        "content": adaptive_card_json
                    }
                ]
            }

            dispatcher.utter_message(json_message=message)



 

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