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Author's profile photo Thomas Fiedler

Integrate SCN Community in ADT via RSS Feeds

In this blog post I will tell you how can display the content of the ABAP in Eclipse SCN community directly in your ADT environment. We are doing this via the RSS feeds that are provided by the SCN community page:/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/feed1_368749.png

How can I integrate the Feeds in Eclipse ?

Maybe you already discovered the Feed Reader View in Eclipse that helps you to display short dumps and system messages of an ABAP systems in your eclipse environment. These feeds are already prepared within the feed reader for you. After you have created a new ABAP project with connection to a new system a new entry is automatically added to the list of feeds in the feed reader. So you are able to see the short dumps and the system messages in the feed reader view.


As the feed reader is a generic view component within ADT to display all kind of RSS feeds we provide you the possibility to configure your own feeds in eclipse. You just have to trigger the ‘Add feed…’ button in the toolbar of the feed reader and choose the option ‘Add Atom / RSS feed from URL’.   


In the upcoming popup you have to enter the URL of the feed you want to configure.

For the SCN community of ABAP in Eclipse the URL for the feed is:


After pressing ‘Next >’ just configure the refresh interval and the notification messages.

That’s it. You have configured your first RSS feed in eclipse. From now own you will see all the discussions, blogs and questions directly in your development environment. You will find them in the folder “Native Feeds”:


By double-clicking an item in the feed reader list a web browser opens in eclipse and displays the content of the corresponding item in the SCN community.

Have Fun !

Regards Thomas.

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      Author's profile photo Katan Patel
      Katan Patel

      Just started using ADT a bit more today for some work and this was a great little addition to to it.  Thanks for sharing...

      Author's profile photo Peter Langner
      Peter Langner

      Hi Thomas,

      thank you for sharing this here. If anybody wants to consume information from the backend he can produce his own RSS feed. In my blog Publishing Content  from the SAP Netweaver AS ABAP to iGoogle and other RSS Readers I explain how. In such a way ADT can be customized to your specific needs.


      Author's profile photo Thomas Fiedler
      Thomas Fiedler
      Blog Post Author

      Excellent. Thanks for sharing this information in my blog.



      Author's profile photo Timo John
      Timo John

      Hello Thomas,

      the RSS reader is a nice tool. Thanks to Peter Langner I use the RSS option to export information from the Development system.

      BUT in the RSS reader the URL is displayed instead of the title.

      rss display.png

      my RSS start with:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><rss version="2.0"><channel><title>Anstehende Aufgaben für Timo John</title><description>Test Content</description><link/><language>de</language><ttl> 15</ttl><image><url/><title/><link/></image><item><title>Shared Kernel - Erweiterung des Code

      How can we fix this?

      Thanks in advance

      Author's profile photo Thomas Alexander Ritter
      Thomas Alexander Ritter

      Hi Timo,

      I tested the behavior with the two rss feeds listed below:

      In both cases the title gets displayed correctly.

      /wp-content/uploads/2014/12/feed_610130.pngWhat AiE version are you using?



      Author's profile photo Timo John
      Timo John

      Hello Thomas, I use:

      .wda.core     1.29.1

      .connectivity 2.23.1

      with other Feeds like Heise etc it also worked well. looks like there ist something wrong with my custom feed from the SAP Systems...

      Author's profile photo Thomas Alexander Ritter
      Thomas Alexander Ritter

      Hi Timo,

      sorry, for the late reply. Could you find the problem? I would guess that there is something wrong with the custom feeds, too.



      Author's profile photo Peter Inotai
      Peter Inotai

      Cool feature. I don't need my browser anymore, I can use Eclipse for almost everything 🙂 .

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Thomas,

      I'm getting below error while I'm trying to subscribe to a feed.

      " Connection timed out: connect"

      Can you help me out with that? My URL for the feed is the same which you have used in your post.

      Best Wishes,


      Author's profile photo Thomas Alexander Ritter
      Thomas Alexander Ritter

      Hi Ravi,

      I would guess that the proxy settings in Eclipse have not been configured,yet. Point #2 in this document shows your how you can configure them:

      SAP Development Tools for Eclipse Installation: FAQ and Known Issues