VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

RSS FEED

INTRODUCTION

This document is the reference manual with a description about the features of the module RSS for VISUAL PLANNING.

Reading some chapters of this manual assumes you have a good knowledge on VISUAL PLANNING. If necessary, refer to Use chapter.

DEFINITION

The RSS Feed module is an additional application allowing sending an events list:

  • either for each resource
  • either for a group of resources

The module provides an URL for accessing the file.

PREREQUISITES

The RSS module has been developed and validated for VISUAL PLANNING ESSENTIAL, ENTERPRISE , version 5.2. It requires no additional license for using it.

SETTINGS

Each RSS feed is linked to one dimension. The settings consist in defining the RSS contexts to be displayed.

Create an RSS feed

In Settings menu > Configuration bloc, click on RSS feed

The editing window opens. Right click on Feed RSS > Create an RSS feed > Choose the dimension

The right side of the window is then activated

You can then define the RSS feed settings and click OK to validate. The following features can me defined:

Name

Defines the name of the RSS feed.

Description

It is an optional description of the utility of this RSS feed.

History

It concerns the date, the hour of the last modification of the context, and the login of the user who made this modification.

This property is automatically updated.

Activated

Simply check or uncheck the box to unable or disable the feed.

A feed for each resource

This check box allows:

  • If checked, publishing one URL per filter's resource (cf. here below)
  • If unchecked, publishing one URL for all the filter's resources (cf. here below)

Content

Choose among the headings and other attributes of events, or those that define the content of this feed.

Maximum item number

This is the feed's maximum item number.

Date of publication

This is the date when the RSS feed will be send:

  • Event - Start date: the publication date is the event start date
  • Event - End date: the publication date is the event end date
  • History creation date: the publication date is the event creation date
  • History modification date: the publication date is the event modification date

Title Choose among the headings and other attributes of events, or those that define the subject or the title of this feed.

Events filter This filter defines the events that trigger the RSS feed. It is possible to:

  • Select an existing filter,
  • Or create a customized filter, for this RSS feed only. For this, you need to select the customized option, then click on button.

Resources filter This filter defines the resources that trigger the RSS feed. It is possible to:

  • Select an existing filter,
  • Or create a customized filter, for this RSS feed only. For this, you need to select the customized option, then click on button.

USE

Display URL

For displaying the publication URL, you need to Right click on the RSS feed's name > Display URL. Two cases are possible according to the box A feed for each ressource is checked or not:

  • one URL for all resources

  • one URL per each resource

In both cases, it is possible to copy and paste URLs to broadcast them to users.

Broadcast

There are several ways to access the data generated by the RSS feed.

For instance:

  • A messaging service, for having the information, while checking the emails,
  • An internet browser to see the information one a web page,
  • Software termed RSS reader, aggregator, or feed reader, which can be web-based, present RSS feed data to users.
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