Tools are the fundamental building blocks of a flow.
Each tool is an executable unit, basically a function to performs various tasks including but not limited to:
Accessing LLMs for various purposes
Getting information from search engines
Pre/post processing of data
Prompt flow provides 3 basic tools:
LLM: The LLM tool allows you to write custom prompts and leverage large language models to achieve specific goals, such as summarizing articles, generating customer support responses, and more.
Python: The Python tool enables you to write custom Python functions to perform various tasks, such as fetching web pages, processing intermediate data, calling third-party APIs, and more.
Prompt: The Prompt tool allows you to prepare a prompt as a string for more complex use cases or for use in conjunction with other prompt tools or python tools.
Our partners also contributes other useful tools for advanced scenarios, here are some links:
You can create your own tools that can be shared with your team or anyone in the world. Learn more on Create and Use Tool Package
For more information on the available tools and their usage, visit the our reference doc.