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pylexo

Pylexo wraps lex lambda events and converts it into an object so you don't have to remember string keys. All you have to do is pass your event to LexInputEvent

Installation

To use pylexo in AWS Lambda you will have to package pylexo in your lambda package. pylexo depends on jsonobject 0.7.1 (0.8 wouldn't work in AWS Lambda)

pip install pylexo -t /path/to/lambda/package

you can also put it in a sub folder

pip install pylexo -t /path/to/lambda/package/subfolder

but you will have to run this code in your AWS Lambda handler before importing pylexo

import os
root = os.environ.get("LAMBDA_TASK_ROOT")
if root:
    packages = os.path.join(root, 'subfolder')
    logging.info("Inserting {} to path".format(packages))
    sys.path.insert(0, packages)

Usage

This is how to enable auto-complete

import pylexo
event =  {
    "messageVersion": "1.0",
    "invocationSource": "DialogCodeHook",
    "userId": "user_123",
    "sessionAttributes": {
        "RequestorCity": "Portland"
    },
    "bot": {
        "name": "OrderFlowers",
        "alias": None,
        "version": "$LATEST"
    },
    "outputDialogMode": "Text",
    "currentIntent": {
        "name": "OrderFlowers",
        "slots": {
            "PickupTime": None,
            "FlowerType": "Roses",
            "PickupDate": None
        },
        "confirmationStatus": "None"
    }
}

pylexo_event = pylexo.LexInputEvent(event)
print("messageVersion:   {}".format(pylexo_event.messageVersion))
print("invocationSource: {}".format(pylexo_event.invocationSource))
print("userId:           {}".format(pylexo_event.userId))
print("PickupTime:       {}".format(pylexo_event.currentIntent.slots['PickupTime']))

Custom Slots

if you would like to have autocomplete on slots you will have to Override LexInputEvent. Please note that we rely on jsonobject for modeling JSON schema. you can use pylexo command line interface to generate those stubs. after installing pylexo execute the following command to generate a file like order_flower_intent.py

pylexo --filepath order_flower_intent.py --slots PickupTime FlowerType PickupDate --sessions RequestorCity

once order_flower_intent.py is generated you can do the following

import order_flower_intent

def lambda_handler(event, context):
    flower_event = order_flower_intent.LexInputEvent(event)
    print(flower_event.messageVersion)
    print(flower_event.invocationSource)
    print(flower_event.userId)
    print(flower_event.bot.name)
    print(flower_event.bot.alias)
    print(flower_event.bot.version)
    print(flower_event.outputDialogMode)
    print(flower_event.currentIntent.name)
    print(flower_event.currentIntent.confirmationStatus)
    print(flower_event.currentIntent.slots.PickupTime)
    print(flower_event.currentIntent.slots.FlowerType)
    print(flower_event.currentIntent.slots.PickupDate)

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Python AWS Lex Object (pylexo) to ease the pain in navigating AWS Lex lambda events and in constructing lambda response

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