RSS

The RSS feed type will send an HTTP(S) request to the specified RSS URL at a user-defined interval. The request will collect any RSS data that could be retrieved in a web browser via simply browsing to a URL.

Example

  • A GIS analyst wants to configure a feed to load the latest earthquake events at a defined interval from an RSS feed available on the Internet.
  • Updated sensor values are loaded from an RSS feed every minute.

Usage notes

  • The feed will poll the website to load data at the rate defined on the Feed Polling Interval step of the configuration wizard.
  • The RSS data must be externally accessible on the Internet.
  • The size of the RSS page or file being polled cannot exceed 8 MB. If the RSS page or file being polled exceeds 8 MB, features will not be ingested.
  • When a polling frequency is set, the polling occurs on regular clock intervals as opposed to the start time of the feed. For example, if a feed is set to poll for data every 5 minutes, and the feed is started at 8:03am, the first request for data will occur at 8:05am, the next at 8:10am, and so on.

After configuring source connection properties, see Configure input data to learn how to define the schema and the key properties.

Parameters

ParameterExplanationData Type

URL

The full URL to the externally accessible RSS website to poll via HTTP requests.

String

Authentication

The type of authentication to access the web server. Authentication options include None, Basic, and Certificate.

String

Username

The username for accessing the website.

This property only applies when Authentication is Basic.

String

Password

The password for accessing the website.

This property only applies when Authentication is Basic.

Password

Certificate URL

The URL location of the client certificate for accessing the website.

This property only applies when Authentication is Certificate.

String

Password

The client certificate password (if one is set).

This property only applies when Authentication is Certificate.

Password

Considerations and limitations

  • The RSS data must be externally accessible on the Internet.
  • The size of the RSS page or file being polled cannot exceed 8 MB. If the RSS page or file being polled exceeds 8 MB, features will not be ingested.