Step 3: Getting Started (Console) - Amazon Lex V1

If you are using Amazon Lex V2, refer to the Amazon Lex V2 guide instead.


If you are using Amazon Lex V1, we recommend upgrading your bots to Amazon Lex V2. We are no longer adding new features to V1 and strongly recommend using V2 for all new bots.

Step 3: Getting Started (Console)

The easiest way to learn how to use Amazon Lex is by using the console. To get you started, we created the following exercises, all of which use the console:

  • Exercise 1 — Create an Amazon Lex bot using a blueprint, a predefined bot that provides all of the necessary bot configuration. You do only a minimum of work to test the end-to-end setup.

    In addition, you use the Lambda function blueprint, provided by AWS Lambda, to create a Lambda function. The function is a code hook that uses predefined code that is compatible with your bot.

  • Exercise 2 — Create a custom bot by manually creating and configuring a bot. You also create a Lambda function as a code hook. Sample code is provided.

  • Exercise 3 — Publish a bot, and then create a new version of it. As part of this exercise you create an alias that points to the bot version.