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Import RSS Data into SQL Server using SSIS

Easily back up RSS feeds to SQL Server using the SSIS components for RSS.

Using SQL Server as a backup for critical business data provides an essential safety net against loss. Backing up data to SQL Server enables business users to more easily connect that data with features like reporting, analytics, and more.

This example demonstrates how to use the CData SSIS Tasks for RSS inside of a SQL Server SSIS workflow to transfer RSS feeds into a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Add the Components

To get started, add a new RSS source and SQL Server ADO.NET destination to a new data flow task.

Create a New Connection Manager

Follow the steps below to save RSS connection properties in a connection manager.

  1. In the Connection Manager window, right-click and then click New Connection. The Add SSIS Connection Manager dialog is displayed.
  2. In the Connection Manager type menu, select RSS. The CData RSS Connection Manager is displayed.
  3. Configure connection properties.

    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.

Configure the RSS Source

Follow the steps below to specify the query to be used to extract RSS feeds.

  1. Double-click the RSS source to open the source component editor.
  2. In the Connection Manager menu, select the connection manager previously created.
  3. Specify the query to use for the data extraction. For example: SELECT Pubdate, Author FROM RSSFeed
  4. Close the RSS Source control and connect it to the ADO.NET Destination.

Configure the SQL Server Destination

Follow the steps below to specify the SQL server table to load the RSS feeds into.

  1. Open the ADO.NET Destination and add a New Connection. Enter your server and database information here.
  2. In the Data access mode menu, select "table or view".
  3. In the Table Or View menu, select the table or view to populate.
  4. Configure any properties you wish to on the Mappings screen.

Run the Project

You can now run the project. After the SSIS Task has finished executing, your database will be populated with RSS feeds.