RSS (or Really Simple Syndication) feeds are free content feeds from Web sites, including washingtonpost.com, that contain article headlines, summaries and links back to full-text articles on the web.
EventTracker uses RSS for notification in generation of Reports(Scheduled, Queued), alert notification etc.
Q2. What tools do I need to use RSS?
To start using RSS, you need a special news reader or aggregator that displays RSS content feeds from Web sites you select. Internet Explorer (version 7 and above) is the most popularly used RSS Reader. Also, there are many different news readers available, many of which are free of charge. Most are available as desktop software that you can download and install on your computer. Several Web-based news readers are available as well.
RSS is an easy way for you to be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite Web sites. Instead of visiting a particular Web site to browse for new articles and features, RSS automatically tells you when something new is posted online.
Click on the section title link to obtain the RSS URL, which you will see in the “Address” field of of your browser. Simply copy this URL and follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe.
Q4. What is a RSS Reader?
An RSS Reader is used to read RSS Feeds.There are a lot of different RSS readers available. For viewing RSS feeds, the rss reader should support RSS version 2.0.
Q5. What are Enterprise Feeds?
Enterprise Feeds are the feeds, which are configured in EventTracker and can be used by all the users of EventTracker application.
Q6. What are My Feeds?
My Feeds are the feeds, which are user specific and can be managed by individual users.
Q7. How to subscribe Enterprise/My feeds in EventTracker?
Users can subscribe to Enterprise/My Feeds. For example, while scheduling/queuing any Enterprise reports, My Reports or Analysis, users can subscribe to Enterprise/My Feeds. Whenever a report/analysis is generated, users will spontaneously get RSS notification and is visible through the standard RSS reader.
Q8. How to view RSS feeds through RSS reader?
Each RSS feeds(Enterprise/My feeds) is associated with a URL. Users can subscribe to the corresponding feed by copying the feed channel links to RSS reader.
Q9. What interval should be to set to auto check for updates in RSS reader?
It is advised to configure your rss reader to auto check for updates every 10 minutes so that the alerts are received faster and old alerts are not lost.
Enterprise | RSS Feeds – FAQ was last modified: December 10th, 2015 by Narinder Bhambra