Creates an intent in the specified agent. Note: You should always train an agent prior to sending it queries. See the training documentation.


You will need authorization for at least one of the following scopes to make a valid call:


If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: dialogflow2 --scope <scope> projects locations-agent-intents-create ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <parent> (string)
    • Required. The agent to create a intent for. Format: projects//agent.

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  action: string
  default-response-platforms: [string]
  display-name: string
  end-interaction: boolean
  events: [string]
  input-context-names: [string]
  is-fallback: boolean
  live-agent-handoff: boolean
  ml-disabled: boolean
  name: string
  parent-followup-intent-name: string
  priority: integer
  reset-contexts: boolean
  root-followup-intent-name: string
  webhook-state: string

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . action=at
    • Optional. The name of the action associated with the intent. Note: The action name must not contain whitespaces.
  • default-response-platforms=et
    • Optional. The list of platforms for which the first responses will be copied from the messages in PLATFORM_UNSPECIFIED (i.e. default platform).
    • Each invocation of this argument appends the given value to the array.
  • display-name=accusam
    • Required. The name of this intent.
  • end-interaction=false
    • Optional. Indicates that this intent ends an interaction. Some integrations (e.g., Actions on Google or Dialogflow phone gateway) use this information to close interaction with an end user. Default is false.
  • events=voluptua.
    • Optional. The collection of event names that trigger the intent. If the collection of input contexts is not empty, all of the contexts must be present in the active user session for an event to trigger this intent. Event names are limited to 150 characters.
    • Each invocation of this argument appends the given value to the array.
  • input-context-names=kasd
    • Optional. The list of context names required for this intent to be triggered. Format: projects//agent/sessions/-/contexts/.
    • Each invocation of this argument appends the given value to the array.
  • is-fallback=true
    • Optional. Indicates whether this is a fallback intent.
  • live-agent-handoff=false
    • Optional. Indicates that a live agent should be brought in to handle the interaction with the user. In most cases, when you set this flag to true, you would also want to set end_interaction to true as well. Default is false.
  • ml-disabled=true
    • Optional. Indicates whether Machine Learning is disabled for the intent. Note: If ml_disabled setting is set to true, then this intent is not taken into account during inference in ML ONLY match mode. Also, auto-markup in the UI is turned off.
  • name=duo
    • Optional. The unique identifier of this intent. Required for Intents.UpdateIntent and Intents.BatchUpdateIntents methods. Format: projects//agent/intents/.
  • parent-followup-intent-name=kasd
    • Read-only after creation. The unique identifier of the parent intent in the chain of followup intents. You can set this field when creating an intent, for example with CreateIntent or BatchUpdateIntents, in order to make this intent a followup intent. It identifies the parent followup intent. Format: projects//agent/intents/.
  • priority=76
    • Optional. The priority of this intent. Higher numbers represent higher priorities. - If the supplied value is unspecified or 0, the service translates the value to 500,000, which corresponds to the Normal priority in the console. - If the supplied value is negative, the intent is ignored in runtime detect intent requests.
  • reset-contexts=true
    • Optional. Indicates whether to delete all contexts in the current session when this intent is matched.
  • root-followup-intent-name=sanctus
    • Output only. Read-only. The unique identifier of the root intent in the chain of followup intents. It identifies the correct followup intents chain for this intent. We populate this field only in the output. Format: projects//agent/intents/.
  • webhook-state=gubergren
    • Optional. Indicates whether webhooks are enabled for the intent.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional Method Properties

You may set the following properties to further configure the call. Please note that -p is followed by one or more key-value-pairs, and is called like this -p k1=v1 k2=v2 even though the listing below repeats the -p for completeness.

  • -p intent-view=string

    • Optional. The resource view to apply to the returned intent.
  • -p language-code=string

    • Optional. The language used to access language-specific data. If not specified, the agent's default language is used. For more information, see Multilingual intent and entity data.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").