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Manage RSS Feeds in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for RSS.

The CData JDBC Driver for RSS seamlessly integrates RSS feeds into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access RSS feeds as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for RSS in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate RSS Feeds into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register RSS feeds as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    You can connect to RSS and Atom feeds, as well as feeds with custom extensions. To connect to a feed, set the URL property. You can also access secure feeds. A variety of authentication mechanisms are supported. See the help documentation for details.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the RSS JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.rss.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:rss:URL=http://broadcastCorp/rss/;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to RSS feeds. RSS entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with RSS feeds as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the RSS API.