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Connect to RSS Feeds in IntelliJ

Integrate connectivity to RSS feeds with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for RSS enables you to access RSS as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to RSS feeds in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for RSS

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to RSS feeds.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.rss.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.rss.RSSDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:rss: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:rss:URL=http://broadcastCorp/rss/;

Edit and Save RSS Feeds

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor.