Number Input Action

This action will hold the conversation and wait for the user to input a valid number in a given range.The conversation will hold until the user inputs is correct or if the user, when allowed, skips the question.


The action uses the following settings:



Minimum Value

The minimum value of the expected number

Maximum Value

The maximum value of the expected number

Ignore extra text

Ignore or not any additional text the user may send with the number

Wrong User Input Reply

This is the text that will be displayed if the user input does not match the control expression

Reply Pick Mode

When using multiple Wrong Input Reply lines, this option controls how replies are chosen.

Max Wrong Answers

The maximum number of wrong inputs the user can send before the question is skipped. Set to 0 (zero) to never give up on wrong inputs.

Target Variable

The runtime variable that will contain the full user input that matched the control expression

Never Skip Question

The question cannot be skipped by user. The input will repeat indefinitely until the control expression is matched or the maximum number of wrong inputs is reached

Intent Skip Question

The user can skip the question if his reply matches a specific intent

Text Skip Question

The user can skip the question if his reply matches a specific text or Regular Expression


This action is halting the conversation. The chatbot is halted at the input point and will not proceed unless the conditions specified in the settings are met.

The ignore extra text setting will remove any text outside of the very first detected number inside the user input. If enabled, all of the following possible inputs are acceptable:

A : 30
B : I'm 30 years old
C : 90Kg
D : 25,3 meters
E : 100,25

If disabled, only input A and E will be accepted.

If the maximum number of wrong answers is reached the Successful User Input will still be triggered: you should check the contents of input fail trigger variable to verify if the input was successful or not.

Reply Pick Mode options will pick a wrong reply (if more than one is specified) in the following way:




The reply will be picked randomly from the list of possible replies


The bot will pick the first reply at the first wrong input, then the second and so on. The bot will keep saying the last one when the end of the lis is reached


Similar to list, except that when the end of the list is reached, the bot will restart from the first answer


Successful User Input. This action will trigger any child operation as soon as the user input is matching the specified Control Expression.


This action produces the following variables after being triggered:




The number of times the user has failed to match the control expression


True if the maximum number of wrong inputs has been reached. Otherwise empty.


Channel specific availability follows the table below:




Fully Available.


Fully Available.


Fully Available.


Fully Available.


Not Available. Alexa does not allow direct input halting.

Google Assistant

Fully Available.


Fully Available.


Fully Available.

This action can be used only inside interactions and not as child of other actions. Any account can use this action regardless of subscription level.

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