For a certification I’m trying to achieve, I was playing around with AI Chatbots to see how they work. A colleague pointed me to a nice walkthrough by Microsoft on how to create a basic chatbot: https://docs.microsoft.com/nl-nl/learn/modules/how-build-basic-chatbot/.
After starting the tutorial you have to set up Power Virtual Agents. That works by browsing to this URL: https://aka.ms/TryPVA and logging in with your Azure tenant username/password. Then the trial should then create a bot after filling out a a bit of information
but in my case it gave an error: We ran into a problem creating your bot!
The reason behind the error is there needs to be a database deployed to host the information regarding the chatbots but this isn’t created during the setup wizard. So there is a small catch22 there :-). Luckily there is a solution…
Log on to: https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/ and click on environments. Select your environment and click on it. You should see a screen similar to this as you can see the database is not created and you can create it here by clicking add database
After clicking on add database you get a screen with some details regarding the setup of the database
After the state is changed to ready you can run the wizard and the chatbot should be created 🙂 Hope this helps someone as I scratched my head to fix this for a bit!