Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Using RSS feeds as a data source !

We recently had a customer requirement in which they wanted to present RSS feeds on a dashboard. This seems pretty easy to do with the Business Insight RSS Feed widget. But that widget is pretty limited in it's functionality since it was meant to be used by business users rather than technical folks.

To overcome that limitation, it was suggested to them to convert the RSS feed into an XML and then use the XML as a data source. Once the XML is available as a data source, it opens up many avenues for usage of that data.

This Proven Practice article is a good starting point.


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