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Basic LLM Chain#

Use the Basic LLM Chain node to set the prompt that the model will use along with setting an optional parser for the response.

On this page, you'll find the node parameters for the Basic LLM Chain node, and links to more resources.

Examples and templates

For usage examples and templates to help you get started, refer to n8n's Basic LLM Chain integrations page.

Node parameters#


This is the prompt that the model uses. For example:

Tell me a joke about {{ $json.input }}

Chat Messages#

Use this when using a chat model to set a message. n8n ignores these options if you don't connect a chat model.

  • AI: provide a response. The model will try to respond in the same way in its messages.
  • System: set a system message to accompany the user input. Use this for things like defining tone. For example "Always respond talking like a pirate."
  • User: provide a sample user input. Using this with the AI option can help improve the output of the agent. Using both together provides a sample of an input and expected response (the AI message) for the model to follow.

View example workflows and related content on n8n's website.

Refer to LangChain's documentation on Basic LLM Chains for more information about the service.

View n8n's Advanced AI documentation.