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Connect to RSS Feeds and Transfer Data in Talend

Integrate RSS feeds with standard components and data source configuration wizards in Talend Open Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for RSS into your workflow in Talend. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for RSS to transfer RSS feeds in a job flow in Talend.

Connect to RSS in Talend as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to RSS:

  1. Add a new database connection to RSS feeds: To add a new connection, expand the Metadata node, right-click the Db Connections node, and then click Create Connection.
  2. In the resulting wizard, enter a name for the connection.
  3. On the next page, select Generic JDBC from the DB Type menu and enter 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.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:rss:URL=http://broadcastCorp/rss/;
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.rss.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Right-click the connection and then click Retrieve Schema.
  6. Click Next with the default options to select the tables you want to import.
  7. Finish the wizard with the default options.

Output the Latest News Table to a Flat File

You can follow the procedure below to transfer the Latest News table to a flat file output component:

  1. In the Table Schemas node, drag the tables to the workspace.
  2. In the dialog that is displayed, select the tJDBCInput component.
  3. Next, drag a tFileOutputDelimited component from the Business Intelligence tab of the Palette into the workspace.
  4. Right-click the Latest News tJDBCInput component and drag a vector to the output file.

Run the project to transfer the data.