Double response when using retool chat

When using the retool ai chat component, the chat will return double responses.

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I used to get this same bug with the chat component. I was able to fix the bug by creating an empty app with the same component.

Thanks :slight_smile: however i keep getting the same bug despite when creating a new app.

This could be due to a few potential issues, such as event handlers being triggered multiple times, a bug in the Retool chat component, or incorrect configuration. Here are some steps to troubleshoot and resolve the issue:

Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Check Event Handlers:
  • Ensure that your event handlers (e.g., onClick, onSubmit) are not being triggered multiple times. Double-check the code to ensure that each event is only set up to fire once.
  • If you're using any state management or side effects, ensure they are not causing the component to re-render and send the response twice.
  1. Review Component Configuration:
  • Verify the configuration of your Retool AI chat component. Ensure that there are no duplicate configurations that might cause the component to trigger twice.
  • Check if there are any conditions or logic that might cause the response function to run more than once.
  1. Console Logs:
  • Add console logs before sending the response to see if the function is being called multiple times.
  • This can help you identify if the issue is with the function being executed multiple times or if it’s something else.
  1. Check for Known Issues:
  • Visit the Retool community forums or support documentation to see if there are any known issues or bugs related to the AI chat component.
  • Check if there are any recent updates or patches that address this issue.

Example Debugging with Console Logs

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function handleChatInput(input) {
    console.log("Chat input received:", input); // Log input
    // Process input and send response
    const response = getResponse(input);
    console.log("Sending response:", response); // Log response
    sendChatResponse(response);
}

function getResponse(input) {
    // Your logic to generate a response
    return "Your response here";
}

function sendChatResponse(response) {
    // Logic to send the chat response
    // Ensure this is called only once per input
}

Possible Fix

If you find that the function is being called multiple times due to event listeners or other reasons, you can add a flag to ensure the function executes only once.

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let isProcessing = false;

function handleChatInput(input) {
    if (isProcessing) return;
    isProcessing = true;
    console.log("Chat input received:", input);

    // Process input and send response
    const response = getResponse(input);
    console.log("Sending response:", response);
    sendChatResponse(response);

    isProcessing = false;
}

function getResponse(input) {
    return "Your response here";
}

function sendChatResponse(response) {
    // Logic to send the chat response
}

Contact Retool Support

If the issue persists, it might be a bug or specific configuration problem that needs assistance from Retool support. Contact them with details of your issue and steps you have taken to troubleshoot it. Providing them with screenshots and logs will help them diagnose the problem more effectively.

By following these steps, you should be able to identify and resolve the issue with double responses in the Retool AI chat component. If you need further assistance, feel free to ask!

Hi @aan131313,

I've seen this bug when streaming is enabled :disappointed:

I reported it to our team for a fix, so I'll let you know when it's resolved. In the meantime, curious if disabling streaming is a solution?

Advanced ->Streaming:

Hi Tess, thank you for reporting this bug to your team. Is there any date for when the fix would be available or where I can track once the fix is rolled out?