Update item list

Action ID
actions.intent.UPDATE_ITEM_LIST
Description

Add an item to an existing list. Determine which list to modify by filtering the user's lists using the itemList.name parameter. If a single list cannot be identified from the parameters, ask the user to determine which list to edit before proceeding.

Once a single list is identified, add an item with the value of the itemList.itemListElement.name parameter.

We also recommend integrating our partner solution enabling notes and list access through a native Assistant experience that works across a variety of Assistant-enabled devices.

Locale support

Functionality Locales
Preview creation using App Actions test tool en-US
User invocation from Google Assistant en-US

Example queries

The following fields represent essential information that users often provide in queries that trigger this built-in intent:

itemList.itemListElement.name
itemList.name

Other supported fields

The following fields represent information that users often provide to disambiguate their needs or otherwise improve their results:

itemList.@type
itemList.itemListElement.@type

Supported text values by field



Sample XML files

For information about the actions.xml schema, see Create actions.xml. For information about the shortcuts.xml schema, see Create shorcuts.xml.

Handle BII parameters

shortcuts.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample shortcuts.xml -->
<shortcuts xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <capability android:name="actions.intent.UPDATE_ITEM_LIST">
    <intent
      android:action="android.intent.action.VIEW"
      android:targetPackage="YOUR_UNIQUE_APPLICATION_ID"
      android:targetClass="YOUR_TARGET_CLASS">
      <!-- Eg. itemListName = "Grocery List" -->
      <parameter
        android:name="itemList.name"
        android:key="itemListName"/>
      <!-- Eg. itemListElementName = "Milk" -->
      <parameter
        android:name="itemList.itemListElement.name"
        android:key="itemListElementName"/>
    </intent>
  </capability>
</shortcuts>
      

actions.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- This is a sample actions.xml -->
<actions>
  <action intentName="actions.intent.UPDATE_ITEM_LIST">
    <fulfillment urlTemplate="myapp://custom-deeplink{?itemListName,itemListElementName}">
      <!-- e.g. itemListName = "Grocery List" -->
      <!-- (Optional) Require a field eg.itemListName for fulfillment with required="true" -->
      <parameter-mapping urlParameter="itemListName" intentParameter="itemList.name" required="true" />
      <!-- e.g. itemListElementName = "Milk" -->
      <parameter-mapping urlParameter="itemListElementName" intentParameter="itemList.itemListElement.name" />
    </fulfillment>

    <!-- Provide a fallback fulfillment with no required parameters. For example, to your app search or router deeplink -->
    <fulfillment urlTemplate="myapp://deeplink" />
  </action>
</actions>

JSON-LD sample

The following JSON-LD sample provides some example values that you can use in the App Actions test tool:

{
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "ItemList",
  "itemListElement": {
    "@type": "ListItem",
    "name": "Milk"
  },
  "name": "Grocery List"
}