The novel idea introduced in this template is the idea of using retrieval to select the set of tools to use to answer an agent query. This is useful when you have many many tools to select from. You cannot put the description of all the tools in the prompt (because of context length issues) so instead you dynamically select the N tools you do want to consider using at run time.
In this template we will create a somewhat contrived example. We will have one legitimate tool (search) and then 99 fake tools which are just nonsense. We will then add a step in the prompt template that takes the user input and retrieves tool relevant to the query.
This template is based on this Agent How-To.
The following environment variables need to be set:
OPENAI_API_KEY environment variable to access the OpenAI models.
TAVILY_API_KEY environment variable to access Tavily.
To use this package, you should first have the LangChain CLI installed:
pip install -U langchain-cli
To create a new LangChain project and install this as the only package, you can do:
langchain app new my-app --package openai-functions-tool-retrieval-agent
If you want to add this to an existing project, you can just run:
langchain app add openai-functions-tool-retrieval-agent
And add the following code to your
from openai_functions_tool_retrieval_agent import chain as openai_functions_tool_retrieval_agent_chain
add_routes(app, openai_functions_tool_retrieval_agent_chain, path="/openai-functions-tool-retrieval-agent")
(Optional) Let's now configure LangSmith. LangSmith will help us trace, monitor and debug LangChain applications. LangSmith is currently in private beta, you can sign up here. If you don't have access, you can skip this section
export LANGCHAIN_PROJECT=<your-project> # if not specified, defaults to "default"
If you are inside this directory, then you can spin up a LangServe instance directly by:
This will start the FastAPI app with a server is running locally at http://localhost:8000
We can see all templates at http://127.0.0.1:8000/docs We can access the playground at http://127.0.0.1:8000/openai-functions-tool-retrieval-agent/playground
We can access the template from code with:
from langserve.client import RemoteRunnable
runnable = RemoteRunnable("http://localhost:8000/openai-functions-tool-retrieval-agent")