Is there a way to retrieve an assistant by Name instead of ID?

Because i’m trying something stateless, I’d love to be able programmatically name an Assistant and retrieve it later.

It would also be nice if I could do this with a thread.

Anyone have a clue?

Sorry if this is an easy question i’m a noob

Welcome to the community!

How many assistants do you have?

you could just list them, filter by name, and then retrieve whatever, no?


If you’re using node or something (anything other than PHP really), you can memoize that information to speed things up.

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I use the name in my code only as well.
Here’s how I do it:

def getAssistant(**kwargs) -> object:
    ''' Get an OpenAI Assistant object to run a task with
        Name - the name of the assistant
        id / assistant_id - the id of the assistant
        when called with no parameters it will return a list of all assistants
        returns: the OpenAI assistant object
    client = OpenAI( api_key=.OPENAI_API_KEY)
    if len(kwargs.items())==0:
        return client.beta.assistants.list()

    for key, value in kwargs.items():
        if key == 'name' or key == 'Name' or key == 'assistantName':
            Name = value
            aa = client.beta.assistants.list()
            assistant = None
            for a in
                if == Name:
                    assistant = a
        elif key == 'assistant_id' or key=="id":
            assistant = client.beta.assistants.retrieve(assistant_id=value)  
    return assistant

If you’re doing Python and Django you might be interested in cheking out my library (where this code is from)