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It calls a template with extension ".erb" and executes it. There may be just one or a serie of replies.

template(route=String, params=Hash)

Usage

@reply.template "main/menu", { title: "But, I can help you with this" }

File Location

bot/templates/main/menu.erb
Templates are found in sub-directories under bot/templates/ and each sub-directory within has the same name as an existing context in a given project.
For example: bot/templates/context_name/template_name.erb.

File Content

The code in the template must be written between the chars <% %>.
<%
@reply.quick_reply(
title,
[
{
title: "Subscribe",
payload: "profile/sign_up"
},
{
title: "Follow US",
payload: :twitter
},
{
title: "Contact US",
payload: :contact_us
}
]
)
%>

params argument

The params argument can contain various elements which are accessed as a local variable within the template. In the example above: title.

Arguments

Name
Description
route String
Required.
The template route.
Formats:
  • "context_name/template_name"
  • "template_name" (If the template is in the same context from where this method was been called)
params Hash
Optional. Parameters that are passed to the template as local variables.

Template reuse example

In the example below, the "main/menu" template will be called in 3 different situations in the conversation:
  1. 1.
    When the user sends a greeting..
  2. 2.
    When the user thanks..
  3. 3.
    When the app cannot understand what the user has said.
class MainContext < Conversation
def actions
intent :gretting do
@reply.text "Hello!"
@reply.template "main/menu", { title: "How can I help you?" }
end
intent :thanks do
@reply.text "You're welcome!"
@reply.template "main/menu", { title: "Is there anything else I can help you with?" }
end
everything_else do
@reply.text "Sorry, but I don't understand what you said."
@reply.template "main/menu", { title: "But, I can help you with this" }
end
end
end
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Template reuse example