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Create your own chatbot

Create your own chatbot

This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating your own simple chatbot using the Chat API (opens in a new tab). By following the provided steps, you'll be able to create an interactive LLM chatbot. For more information, visit this page.

Step 1: Get an API key

Prepare your API key to call the Chat API. If you don't have a key, you need to generate one by following the directions in the quick start guide.

Step 2: Create an OpenAI client

Since the Chat API is compatible with OpenAI chat completion requests, you can use the OpenAI library to make requests to Solar.

from openai import OpenAI
client = OpenAI(

Step 3: Write a system prompt

Write a system prompt to use throughout the chat session.

# this system prompt will be used globally on the chat session.
system_prompt = {
    "role": "system",
    "content": "You are a helpful assistant."

Step 4: Write an simple interactive chatbot

This is an example of interacting with Solar. Use the client to build your own chatbot.

model = "solar-1-mini-chat"
# Keep chat history in a list.
chat_history = []
# Set a limit for the chat history to manage the token count.
history_size = 10
while True:
    # Step 1: Get user input.
    user_prompt = input("User: ")
        "role": "user",
        "content": user_prompt
    # Step 2: Use the chat history to generate the chatbot's response.
    messages = [system_prompt] + chat_history
    stream =
    # Step 3: Output the Solar response chunks.
    print("SOLAR: ", end="")
    solar_response = ""
    for chunk in stream:
        response_content = chunk.choices[0].delta.content
        if response_content is not None:
            solar_response += response_content
            print(response_content, end="")
    print() # Finish response output.
    # Step 4: Append the Solar response to the chat history.
        "role": "assistant",
        "content": solar_response
    # Step 5: Ensure the chat history doesn't exceed the size limit.
    chat_history = chat_history[:history_size]

Step 5: Let's chat!

Run your chatbot and enjoy chatting with Solar!

User:  Hi, SOLAR!
SOLAR: Hello! How can I help you today?
User:  What did I say?
SOLAR: You said "Hi, SOLAR!"