Skip to Content
Author's profile photo Former Member

Generating SAP StreamWork Updates to RSS Feeds

An early Christmas came this year as yet another feature has been added to the SAP StreamWork Collaberation tool.  The Community asked and quickly received the ability to aggregate their StreamWork Updates to an RSS feed.   Now it is easy to view your Updates in other applications such as Microsoft Outlook,  Google Reader or other RSS readers.

 

Managing your feeds is amazingly simple with a couple clicks of the mouse.  Simply follow these short steps:

  1. From within your SAP StreamWorks account, click on the “UPDATES” tab at the head of the page. 
  2. There, you will see a Manage Feeds link.  Click on the link and you are already halfway there. 
  3. On the left hand menu, click on Feed Access.
  4. Give your feed a meaningfull name and click the Create URL button.

After clicking the Create URL button, you will see an https URL has been generated.  This is the URL to plug into your favorite RSS reader. 

 

Please note that you can easily delete your feed as well.  It can’t get much simpler than that.

Upcoming, there will be extra features added related to this new ability. Soon you will be able to filter your feeds to better fit your needs.

In the unlikelihood that assistance is needed,  the SAP StreamWork Support engineers are readily available to provide any assistance.

Assigned Tags

      1 Comment
      You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.
      Author's profile photo Martin English
      Martin English
      Hi Tony,
        There's been some minor changes to the screen design and link labels since you first published this;

      1. From within your SAP StreamWorks account, click on the "Feed" link at the head of the page.
      2. There, you will see a "Manage Feeds" link.  Click on the link and you are already halfway there.
      3. On the left hand menu, click on the "Feed Subscription" link.
      4. Give your feed a meaningfull name and click the "Create URL" button (the green circle with a plus sign in it.)

      Select the "Save Filters" button to create a feed.  This also creates the URL for the feed (which is what you add to Google Reader or whatever RSS tool you want to use you use). Once you have created a feed, you can change the filters or rename the feed. 

      Some extra stuff:
      1) The feed title forms part of the title supplied to your RSS tool; for example, using the default title for my streamwork activities shows up in Google Reader as "StreamWork feed for Martin English: Untitled".
      2) I can access my feed whether I'm logged into streamwork or not.  The implication is that I could pass URL of my feed onto someone else to read.  The filters would be very usefull here, as you could just share a feed showing your status changes or profile changes, without sharing what other people have done in the activities you have subscribed to.

      hth