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Ticket: RSS feed errors when using XML option

Status Resolved
Add-on / Version DataGrab 4.0.2
Severity
EE Version 6.3.4

Eric Nelson

6 days ago

I keep getting the error “Cannot parse the XML from file/url” when trying to import an RSS feed as XML.

This happens whether I use the /rss/channel/item or leave it blank.

I am guessing its specific to the import URL’s RSS formatting but not sure what, it looks basic. (I X’d out the details)

<rss xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>XXX</title>
<link>https://www.xxx.com</link>
<description>XXXXXXX</description>
<pubDate>Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:38:46 GMT</pubDate>
<lastBuildDate>Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:38:46 GMT</lastBuildDate>
<item>
<title>xxx</title>
<p>etc.</p>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>

 

#1

BoldMinded (Brian)

6 days ago

That error message is b/c it can’t find the file, not because the file format is incorrect. Make sure the full path is valid.

#2

BoldMinded (Brian)

6 days ago

Actually never mind that is a parse error. Try removing xmlns:media=“http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/” version=“2.0” so it’s just <rss>

#3

BoldMinded (Brian)

6 days ago

Also, did you try to use the simplified example above as an actual import file?

#4

Eric Nelson

6 days ago

Its a URL provided by a news resource so I can’t change it there. But I can try to save the file and edit that out and see if it imports that way. But I really need it to be able to work with what they provide because they won’t alter their system just for us. 😊

#5

Eric Nelson

5 days ago

It works fine from a file, but not with URL

#6

Eric Nelson

5 days ago

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#7

BoldMinded (Brian)

5 days ago

I wouldn’t say you can’t use the old RSS import. Deprecated just means I won’t be putting any additional effort into supporting it or making changes to it. If it works for you then go ahead and use it.

I’ll try to create an import of this feed locally in xml and see if I can tell what the real issue is. Did you check your DataGrab.log file noted in the docs? It might reveal an error message.

#8

BoldMinded (Brian)

5 days ago

On what screen exactly do you get that error message? Can you share screenshots or a video?

#9

BoldMinded (Brian)

5 days ago

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#10

Eric Nelson

5 days ago

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#11

BoldMinded (Brian)

5 days ago

Edit ticket and upload images, or put things on Dropbox or similar service and link to the file in a private comment.

#12

Eric Nelson

5 days ago

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#13

BoldMinded (Brian)

5 days ago

In the video you didn’t enter the XML Path value…

#14

Eric Nelson

5 days ago

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#15

BoldMinded (Brian)

5 days ago

I had https for the feed URL. Have you tried that?

#16

Eric Nelson

5 days ago

I didn’t even notice that was http.. UGH!!! That was it!
Thanks, sometimes its the smallest details!

#17

BoldMinded (Brian)

5 days ago

😊 Glad it was an easy fix!

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