Pipe RSS Feeds to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access RSS tables.

The CData Cmdlets Module for RSS is a standard PowerShell module offering straightforward integration with RSS. Below, you will find examples of using our RSS Cmdlets with native PowerShell cmdlets.

Creating a Connection to Your RSS Feeds

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.

$conn = Connect-RSS  -URL "$URL"

Selecting Data

Follow the steps below to retrieve data from the Latest News table and pipe the result into to a CSV file:

Select-RSS -Connection $conn -Table Latest News | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myLatest NewsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-RSS into a Select-Object cmdlet and excluded some properties before piping them into an Export-Csv cmdlet. We do this because the CData Cmdlets append Connection, Table, and Columns information onto each "row" in the result set, and we do not necessarily want that information in our CSV file.

The Connection, Table, and Columns are appended to the results in order to facilitate piping results from one of the CData Cmdlets directly into another one.