I would like to be able to have the user input a variable, which I will then use to make API calls with. Initially I thought of using DynamoDB with Alexa would do the trick, however the variable which I need from the user can include characters and numbers, be up to 20 characters long and not even be a real word. More often than not, the variable can be spelled out for Alexa and that works okay, but once you throw in anything that is not in the alphabet the variable isn't read in properly.
Essentially what I would like to do is have the user manually input this "string" variable, is there a way I can do that? Or is there a better solution out there?