RSS Tasks

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The RSS Task consumes RSS feeds and translates them into item batches for your SSIS Package.


Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a popular and widely used syndication format. The RSS Task extends your SSIS Package with the ability to consume any syndicated content that uses the RSS format.

RSS Receive Task

The RSS Receive Task is a simple RSS client that can fetch a publicly syndicated feed. Each individual RSS item in the feed is pulled out and treated as its own message, and the task will submit the feed as a batch composed of these messages.

The target feed is specified by FeedURL. If the PollingInterval is set to a low value, the task can potentially submit multiple duplications of the same message by fetching the same copy of the target feed. To ensure that this does not happen, the task requires that a CacheFile and CachePeriod be set so that the task can keep track the incoming RSS items.

The RSS Send Task has support for SSL transport layer security. This may be enabled by setting SSLCert and SSLAcceptServerCert to appropriate values.

Receiver Property List

The following is the full list of the properties of the receiver task with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CacheFileA file to be used for caching the incoming RSS feed.
CachePeriodThe number of days to store cached RSS item information.
FeedURLThe URL to poll for RSS feeds.
FirewallA set of properties related to firewall access.
FollowRedirectsDetermines what happens when the server issues a redirect.
HTTPAuthSchemeThe authorization scheme to be used when server authorization is to be performed.
HTTPPasswordA password if authentication is to be used.
HTTPProxyA set of properties related to proxy access.
HTTPUserA user name if authentication is to be used.
ItemListString denoting the name of the variable which contains the collection of items parsed from the last RSS feed.
LogFileThe file to write logging information to at runtime.
LogModeWhat information gets logged during task execution.
OtherDefines a set of configuration settings to be used by the task.
RuntimeLicenseSpecifies the task runtime license key.
SSLAcceptServerCertInstructs the task to unconditionally accept the server certificate that matches the supplied certificate.
SSLAcceptServerCertAcceptAnyTells the task to accept any server certificate.
SSLCertThe certificate to use for client authentication during the SSL handshake.
TimeoutA timeout for the task.

Configuration Settings

The following is a list of configuration settings for the task with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

HTTPAuthorizationThe Authorization string to be sent to the server.
ReuseSSLSessionDetermines if the SSL session is reused.
SSLCipherStrengthThe minimum cipher strength used for bulk encryption.
SSLEnabledCipherSuitesThe cipher suite to be used in an SSL negotiation.
SSLEnabledProtocolsUsed to enable/disable the supported security protocols.
SSLIncludeCertChainWhether the entire certificate chain is included in the SSLServerAuthentication event.
SSLSecurityFlagsFlags that control certificate verification.
TLS12SignatureAlgorithmsDefines the allowed TLS 1.2 signature algorithms when UseInternalSecurityAPI is True.
TLS12SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for ECC.
TLS13KeyShareGroupsThe groups for which to pregenerate key shares.
TLS13SignatureAlgorithmsThe allowed certificate signature algorithms.
TLS13SupportedGroupsThe supported groups for (EC)DHE key exchange.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
LocalHostThe name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the task whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

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