Posted On: Feb 13, 2018

You can now export and import your Amazon Lex chatbot schema to simplify the process of replicating your chatbot for development and deployment. 

Amazon Lex now provides the ability to export and import your Amazon Lex chatbot definition as a JSON file. The JSON configuration file contains the structure of your Amazon Lex chatbot, including the intent schema with utterances, slots, prompts and slot-types. Once you export the bot schema file, you can then modify and import it into to the same account or a different account. The import/export functionality simplifies the process of replicating your chatbot when developing and deploying your application. For example, as part of the deployment process, you can export the chatbot from your development account and import it into the production account. Similarly, you can use the functionality to replicate the chatbot to another region as you set up a highly available multi-region architecture. 

The import and export feature is available today in the U.S. East (N. Virginia) and EU West (Ireland) AWS Regions.

For step-by-step instructions on importing/exporting your chatbot from Amazon Lex, visit the Amazon Lex documentation for more details.