[Tag|Namespace] - need help

I need to extract a non-standard string of data from an RSS feed. I see there are two others posts that discuss this, and I have tried what I found there. But with no success.

The RSS Feed:

<item>
<title>Chapel K-12</title>
<link>http://bvcs.ca/events/detail/chapel-k-122</link>
<guid isPermaLink="false">357</guid>
<description>
<![CDATA[ ]]>
</description>
<pubDate>Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:30:00</pubDate>
</item>

The handle I want to extract is pubDate. I cannot see how I should be entering this into the Xibo “Edit Ticker” panel. I have tried:

  • [pubDate|}
  • [pubDate|http://www.bvcs.ca/events/rss/]
  • [Tag|pubDate]
  • [|pubDate]

and many more. I don’t seem to be able to find the winning combination. Please help!

Hi, I fairly sure that [Date] (it is in “Available Substitutions”) will show pubDate tag.
Could you try it, please?

I am using Xibo 1.6.4. The available substitutions that I see are:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Content
  • Copyright
  • Link
  • Permalink
  • Tag|Namespace

There are no other substitutions available. Perhaps I need to update my version of Xibo?

I’m still fairly sure just [Date] will get you what you want. Otherwise you might need to upgrade to 1.7 series (or at least try a demo CMS running 1.7 to see if that fixes your issue).

Again, thanks for your quick reply.
I have tried it, but unfortunately [Date] does not work. I had hoped that the appropriate syntax using [Tag|Namespace] would be able to pull this information from the RSS, but have been unsuccessful in these attempt as well. The RSS feed publishes dates with the “pubDate” handle.
I will look into upgrading to Xibo 1.7.
Thanks again for your help.

Can you try [Date] with another RSS feed (eg http://xibo.org.uk/feed or similar) and see if it works there before you bother to upgrade?

I’m 99.9% sure [Date] should work and that pubDate is the standard field name so I’m really surprised it doesn’t work. It could instead be something to do with your original feed’s formatting so this test would help to rule that out.

Hello! i tried for a long time to show some namespaces, for example: <wfw:commentRss> in http://xibo.org.uk/feed/, and i can not do it. i tried [|wfw:commentRss], [wfw|commentRss],etc… i use 1.7.8. someone can show a practical example? I honestly do not know how to do it. Others tags like [Title] or [Description] is perfectly ok. Thanks!

I had a similar need - I have a room bookings RSS feed from sharepoint, but I needed to display start and end time. I used cURL to authenticate and bring down the feed, and used a perl script to manipulate the feed a bit, adding a custom namespace along the way.

Here is the RSS I am pulling data from after it has been manipulated:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:bookings="http://intranet/roombookings/">
<channel>
<title>My Location: Room Bookings</title>
<link>https://intranet/sites/site/Lists/Room Bookings/calendar.aspx</link>
<generator>Microsoft SharePoint Foundation RSS Generator</generator>
<language>en-US</language>
<lastBuildDate>Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:03:35 GMT</lastBuildDate>
<ttl>60</ttl>
<description>RSS feed for the Room Bookings list.</description>
<image>
<url>https://intranet/sites/site/_layouts/15/images/homepage.gif</url>
<title>My Location: Room Bookings</title>
<link>https://intranet/sites/site/Lists/Room Bookings/calendar.aspx</link>
</image>
<item>
<title>Wellness Training</title>
<link>https://intranet/sites/site/Lists/Room Bookings/DispForm.aspx?ID=1158</link>
<author>Persons Name</author>
<bookings:endtime>3:30 PM</bookings:endtime>
<bookings:room>Room A</bookings:room>
<bookings:startday>October 25th</bookings:startday>
<bookings:starttime>8:30 AM</bookings:starttime>
<enclosure type="text/calendar" url="/sites/site/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?CS=65001&amp;Cmd=Display&amp;CacheControl=1&amp;List={07689784-df0e-4963-8af1-7ad223fd4b65}&amp;ID=1158&amp;Using=%2Fsites%2Fsite20Room%20Bookings/event.ics" />
<guid isPermaLink="true">https://intranet/sites/site/Lists/Room Bookings/DispForm.aspx?ID=1158</guid>
<pubDate>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:30:00</pubDate>
<description></description>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>

My ticker appearance has this:

[Title]

[description]

Date: [startday|http://intranet/roombookings/]

Time: [starttime|http://intranet/roombookings/] until [endtime|http://intranet/roombookings/]

Location: [room|http://intranet/roombookings/]

Hi Stuart,

You are doing almost exactly the same as what I’m trying to do, but I haven’t had success. Does the “http://intranet/roombookings/” location hold a custom namespace file that you’d be willing to share? I have the way to generate the RSS like yours (via powershell/scripting), but when I try to set my ticker using custom namespaces, it’s not taking showing any of the custom fields, such as your “[starttime|http://intranet/roombookings/]”.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

It doesn’t actually - I should have documented the way the namespace gets used there but haven’t gotten around to it.

What does the RSS you have generated look like?