Activate the Chatbot
Once you have configured all the items necessary for your chatbot, it is time to activate it and make it available for public.
The activation itself is easy, just click the ACTIVATE button.
But, if you missed some steps in the configuration or some things are imbalanced (like training phrases in intents), Answers will notify you of the specifics blocking the activation.
The chatbot validation prior to activation consists of:
• Warnings, and
If you have only warnings, Answers will allow you to activate your bot. But if there are errors in your configuration, you will have to go back and fix those before you can activate the bot.
An example of a warning would be that one intent has a significantly higher number of training phrases than the rest of intents, or the same training phrase appears in more than one intent. Answers will let you know where that occurred and let you proceed with the activation.
Errors will appear in situations where you misconfigured things, like having duplicate names of attributes/keywords, an empty dialog, or an element that is not defined, etc. In these cases, you need to locate the item in question (it will be highlighted in yellow in the Answers interface) and fix the problem causing the error.
Intent warnings and errors will have the intent name displayed and you can click it to get straight into the intent in question (and fix what is needed).
Only after you fix the errors will you be able to activate the chatbot.
Once your chatbot is successfully activated, the ACTIVATE button will become DEACTIVATE button.