Data access nodes

Data access nodes allow for the dialog application to collect data at planned points in the conversation. For example, if the application takes an order, a data transfer could be used to look up the price of the items ordered by the user. Data access nodes are specified in the dialog design in Mix.dialog.

The data transfer for data access nodes involves integration with a data source. This can be either client-side or server-side. In the API responses, this appears as a Data access action or a Continue action.

For more information on data exchange with data access nodes, see Exchange data with an external system.