Gets a list of built-in intents provided by Amazon Lex that you can use in your bot.

To use a built-in intent as a the base for your own intent, include the built-in intent signature in the parentIntentSignature parameter when you call the CreateIntent operation. For more information, see CreateIntent.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_built_in_intents(
        'attribute': 'IntentSignature',
        'order': 'Ascending'|'Descending'
  • localeId (string) --


    The identifier of the language and locale of the intents to list. The string must match one of the supported locales. For more information, see Supported languages.

  • sortBy (dict) --

    Specifies sorting parameters for the list of built-in intents. You can specify that the list be sorted by the built-in intent signature in either ascending or descending order.

    • attribute (string) -- [REQUIRED]

      The attribute to use to sort the list of built-in intents.

    • order (string) -- [REQUIRED]

      The order to sort the list. You can specify ascending or descending order.

  • maxResults (integer) -- The maximum number of built-in intents to return in each page of results. If there are fewer results than the max page size, only the actual number of results are returned.
  • nextToken (string) -- If the response from the ListBuiltInIntents operation contains more results than specified in the maxResults parameter, a token is returned in the response. Use that token in the nextToken parameter to return the next page of results.
Return type



Response Syntax

    'builtInIntentSummaries': [
            'intentSignature': 'string',
            'description': 'string'
    'nextToken': 'string',
    'localeId': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • builtInIntentSummaries (list) --

      Summary information for the built-in intents that meet the filter criteria specified in the request. The length of the list is specified in the maxResults parameter of the request. If there are more intents available, the nextToken field contains a token to get the next page of results.

      • (dict) --

        Provides summary information about a built-in intent for the ListBuiltInIntents operation.

        • intentSignature (string) --

          The signature of the built-in intent. Use this to specify the parent intent of a derived intent.

        • description (string) --

          The description of the intent.

    • nextToken (string) --

      A token that indicates whether there are more results to return in a response to the ListBuiltInIntents operation. If the nextToken field is present, you send the contents as the nextToken parameter of a ListBotAliases operation request to get the next page of results.

    • localeId (string) --

      The language and locale of the intents in the list.


  • LexModelsV2.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException
  • LexModelsV2.Client.exceptions.ServiceQuotaExceededException
  • LexModelsV2.Client.exceptions.ValidationException
  • LexModelsV2.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException