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ask-sdk-jinja-renderer is an SDK package for supporting template responses for skill developers, when built using ASK Python SDK. It provides jinja framework as a template engine to render the response loaded from the templateand inject the data passed and finally deserialize it toa custom response format

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ASK SDK Jinja Renderer

ask-sdk-jinja-renderer is an SDK package for supporting template responses for skill developers, when built using ASK Python SDK. It provides jinja framework as a template renderer to render the response loaded from the template and inject the data passed and finally deserialize to custom response format.

Quick Start

If you already have a skill built using the ASK SDK builders, then you only need to do the following, to start using template resolvers to generate responses.

  • Import FileSystemTemplateLoader from ask_sdk_core and JinjaTemplateRenderer from ask_sdk_jinja_renderer packages.

  • Register the Loaders with appropriate parameters and also a Renderer into skill builder using add_loaders and add_renderer methods.

  • Create a template file as shown below and provide the path of the directory and its encoding scheme as parameters while initializing the loader.


from ask_sdk_core.skill_builder import SkillBuilder
from ask_sdk_core.handler_input import HandlerInput
from ask_sdk_core.dispatch_components import AbstractRequestHandler
from ask_sdk_core.utils import is_request_type
from ask_sdk_core.view_resolvers import FileSystemTemplateLoader
from ask_sdk_jinja_renderer import JinjaTemplateRenderer
from ask_sdk_model import Response

sb = SkillBuilder()

class LaunchRequestHandler(AbstractRequestHandler):
    """Handler for skill launch."""
    def can_handle(self, handler_input):
        # type: (HandlerInput) -> bool
        return is_request_type("LaunchRequest")(handler_input)

    def handle(self, handler_input):
        # type: (HandlerInput) -> Response
        speech_text = "Hello!!"

        template_name = "responses"

        data_map = {
            'speech_text': speech_text,
            'card': {
                'type': 'Simple',
                'title': 'Jinja2 Template',
                'content': speech_text
            'should_end_session': 'false'

        return handler_input.generate_template_response(template_name, data_map, file_ext='jinja')

# Other skill components here ....

# Register all handlers, loaders, renderers, interceptors etc.
# Add default file system loader on skill builder
sb.add_loader(FileSystemTemplateLoader(dir_path="templates", encoding='utf-8'))
# Add default jinja renderer on skill builder

skill = sb.create()


    "outputSpeech": {
        "type": "SSML",
        "ssml": "<speak>{{ speech_text }}</speak>"
    "card": {
        "type": "{{ card.type }}",
        "title": "{{ card.title}}",
        "content": "{{ card.content }}"
    "shouldEndSession": "{{ should_end_session }}"


Assuming that you have Python and virtualenv installed, you can install the package from PyPi as follows:

$ virtualenv venv
$ . venv/bin/activate
$ pip install ask-sdk-jinja-renderer

Usage and Getting Started

Getting started guides, SDK Features, API references, samples etc. can be found at Read The Docs

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  • Initial release of Ask SDK Python Jinja Renderer Package.

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