Implementing A RSS Feed Reader In The Portal
While doing some work recently I discovered that SAP has made it tremendously easy to implement a RSS feed reader. In fact, there is an iview that exists for this specific reason along with a XML transformer that will transform the XML in the RSS feed to HTMLB which can be published on the portal. Below I will detail how to implement the feed reader which connects to the RSS feed of the weblogs on SDN. There is an older blog that also covers this in a similar fashion, A Look at XML iViews in SAP Enterprise Portal 6.0 SP Stack 04, but the approach is a little different. The first step is to navigate to the Portal Content tab, which can be found underneath the Content Administration tab. The second step is to create a new iview. This can be done by right clicking in the PCD and choosing New -> iview. The third step is to select the correct type of iview. For this example please select XML iView. The fourth step is to enter in the general properties of the iview. You may enter anything you like here so long as it conforms to the SAP naming standards. The fifth step is to define the URL of the XML source. For this example we will connect to SDN, so please use the following string. http://weblogs.sdn.sap.com/pub/q/weblogs_rss?x-ver=1.0 The sixth step is to select the XML transformation format. For this example, please select RSS_TO_XHTMLB. Please click finish to finalize the iview. When you run the iview you should see the latest weblogs on SDN.