Langflow & Flowise Step by Step Tutorial

In today's world, integrating GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) into businesses and personal use is a popular goal. Thankfully, there are powerful libraries like Langchain that make it easier to build AI applications. In this blog post, we'll focus on two libraries, Langflow and Flowise, which can significantly speed up the process of building AI features. We'll provide a step-by-step guide on using Langflow and Flowise, enabling you to create AI applications effortlessly.

Step 1: Introducing Langflow

Langflow is an open-source library that allows you to build AI apps using a drag-and-drop interface, providing an instant preview in a chat experience. This feature is particularly useful for quickly testing AI feature ideas without any complicated setup. Let's explore how to use Langflow step by step.

Step 2: Starting with Langflow

There are multiple ways to start using Langflow. While you can use the hosted version on Hugging Face for immediate usage, it's not recommended for production as it requires storing the API key. Instead, we suggest running Langflow locally on your machine. The setup process is straightforward:

  • Open your terminal and run the command: "pip install langflow"
  • Once installed, run: "python -m langflow" to start Langflow on your local machine.
  • Copy the provided link and open it in your browser to access the Langflow building experience.

Step 3: Building an AI Chatbot with Langflow

Let's assume we want to create an AI chatbot that retrieves relevant information from various company documents, such as websites and PDFs. With Langflow, this process is straightforward. Here's how:

  • Utilize the "Text Loader" to extract information from documents and convert it into text.
  • Use the "Text Splitter" to break down large chunks of text into smaller parts.
  • Employ a "Vector Data Storage" to store the split text and enable similarity research using OpenAI embeddings.
  • Feed the data into a "Vector Store Agent" to provide context for answering questions using a large language model, such as OpenAI.
  • Paste the OpenAI API key for embeddings and the language model.
  • Ensure each building block shows a green checkmark, indicating readiness.

Step 4: Expanding Data Sources and Information

In most cases, businesses have more than one text file to analyze. Langflow allows you to incorporate information from websites, PDFs, and other sources easily. Follow these steps to enhance your AI application:

  • Add a "Document Loader" to upload information to the language model.
  • Use the "Text Splitter" to break down text chunks into smaller portions.
  • Include a "Vector Data Storage" to store the embeddings.
  • Connect all the building blocks, ensuring proper data loading and connections.
  • To handle multiple data sources, use a "Vector Store Router Agent" instead of the "Vector Store Agent."

Step 5: Exploring the Possibilities

Langflow provides an array of building blocks and document loaders to integrate information from various sources like Evernote, Facebook, and more. You can click the "Import" button to access examples and understand how the tool works. Additionally, you can export the code and use it in your Python applications by clicking the "Code" button.

Step 6: Flowise - Another Powerful Tool

Apart from Langflow, Flowise is another platform that offers a drag-and-drop experience for building AI applications. Although it has a similar interface, Flowise provides interesting predefined agents for complex use cases, like the Auto Agent. However, Flowise currently lacks easy deployment options and can only be run locally.

Building AI applications is becoming increasingly accessible, thanks to projects like Langflow, Flowise, and SuperAgent. These libraries lower the barriers and provide user-friendly interfaces for creating AI agents. The ecosystem, including projects like Relevance AI and Dust TT, is constantly evolving and presenting exciting opportunities. Share your AI feature ideas and use cases in the comments below, and let's embrace the future of AI-powered applications.


🔗 Langflow Github

🔗 Langflow demo

🔗LangFlow- Flowise


🔗Relevance AI