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Skill Builder - Are custom skill Required Slots broken?

I created a skill a couple days ago and marked three of the four slots in my intent as required. I'm using multi-turn dialogs in my skill and everything was working great. Today, I decided to change the name of one of the slots. After saving and rebuilding the Interaction Model, when I invoke my skill, Alexa says, "Sorry, something went wrong. Please try in a little while." If I simply uncheck the 'REQ' field for the slots, the skill works as before (albeit without any required fields). Did something change?

Other Info:

  • I am using the Skill Builder beta
  • My skill interacts with a custom web service
  • The LaunchRequest continues to pass through to the web service when slots are marked as required.
  • Attempting to invoke "the intent with the required slots" (via Alexa) when slots are marked as required does not hit my web service.
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seob04 avatar image seob04 commented ·

Stucked at the same, take me 3 hours to found out, that "REQ" on a slot, result in complete broken skill!

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Tad Davis answered

They appear to be broken at the moment, still trying to get confirmation. There have been a lot of reports of the same issue; Required Slots cause the skill to break.

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VinHombre answered

FYI - It's been fixed. You can resolve this issue by building your skill models again by clicking Build Model in Skill Builder (beta). https://forums.developer.amazon.com/answers/75036/view.html

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rahul answered

After the rebuild it worked for once but then now getting error on skill not found.

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Brian@Amazon avatar image Brian@Amazon ♦ commented ·

Can you please provide your skillid here or elsewhere?

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