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Command's allows using any client web, desktop or XMPP if you have configured it to execute specific actions against user.

At the moment these commands are implemented

  • !name <user name>
    • Sets user name
  • !email <email>
    • Sets user e-mail
  • !transferforce <operator username||operator email>
    • Transfer chat directly to another operator by operator username or e-mail
  • !phone <user phone>
    • Sets user phone
  • !goto <url>
    • Redirects user to specified url
  • !translate
    • Starts translation process. P.s Works only in web client.
  • !screenshot
    • Takes user screen screenshot. Then screenshot will be ready link to file will be written by system assistant.
  • !contactform
    • Redirect user to contact form
  • !block
    • Blocks user
  • !close
    • Closes a chat
  • !closed
    • Closes chat dialog, but leaves chat status as it was. Only web interface supported.
  • !delete
    • Deletes chat
  • !pending
    • Changes chat status to pending
  • !active
    • Changes chat status to active
  • !remark <your comments about a chat>
    • Add remarks to chat
  • !info
    • Returns all available information about use. Usefull in XMPP client to know more about visitor.
  • !help
    • Returns all possible commands list
  • !note <your comment>
    • Stores operator comment for future reference
  • !hold
    • Set chat status to hold status, so auto responder will be stopped.
  • !gotobot
    • Transfer chat to bot. Chat status will be changed to bot chat.
  • !files
    • Enables files upload for a particular chat if general files upload is disabled. Default message text looks like I have enabled files upload for you. [fupload]Upload a file[/fupload].
    • If you want multilanguage support you can just create a canned message with content like !files I have enabled files upload for you. [fupload]Upload a file[/fupload].
    • It's possible to enable files upload without any message by sending command like !files no
  • !stopfiles
    • Disables files upload if it was enabled before by !files command. Default message looks like Files upload was disabled!
    • You can have custom message by sending !stopfiles files upload was disabled
    • To disable files upload without any message for the visitor !stopfiles no
  • !modal <form_id> <explain>
    • Will show a form module form with passed id and will write a passed explain. Explain is optional.
  • !modal
    • You can pass external URL also. More documentation here


While defining commands you can put in subfield these values

  • --silent - we will not store a system message which command was executed
  • --update_status - we will update chat interface right column. E.g if your trigger sets as subjects.

Bot commands

You can define custom command

  • based on bot trigger.
  • Or define shortcut for existing commands

System configuration -> Live help configuration -> Bot -> Commands

  • Each command then will be available in admin chat interface.
  • Custom commands can be implemented in extensions also.

!arguments first --arg second --arg third

If a text message is defined as

1. - {args.arg_1} {arg_1}
2. - {args.arg_2} {arg_2}
2. - {args.arg_3} {arg_3}

Output will be

1. - first first [first argument]
2. - second second [second argument]
2. - third third [third argument]

How to dispatch custom event and listen in lhc extension

Just use Update current chat > Dispatch Event command.

In bootstrap.php listen for this event

$dispatcher->listen('chat.genericbot_chat_command_dispatch_event', array($this,'listenDispatchEvent');
public function listenDispatchEvent($params) {
if ($params['action']['content']['payload'] == 'my_command.custom_command') {
// Your code in the extension

How to listen for args in REST API Calls

In Rest API call you can access argument like

// json_encode output

// Raw output

UI to call command directly from chat

Since 4.37v it's possible to call command directly from a chat window.

Required permissions

'lhchatcommand', 'use'