July 30, 2023

tRSSInput – Docs for ESB 7.x


Reads RSS-Feeds using URLs.

tRSSInput makes it possible to keep track of blog entries on websites to gather
and organize information for quick and easy access.

tRSSInput Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tRSSInput running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard
tRSSInput component belongs to the Internet family.

The component in this framework is available in all Talend

Basic settings

Schema and Edit

A schema is a row description, it defines the number of fields to be processed and
passed on to the next component.

The tRSSInput component has a
read-only schema that is made of four columns: TITLE, DESCRIPTION,
PUBDATE, and Link.


Enter the URL for the RSS_Feed to read.

Read articles from

If selected, tRSSInput reads
articles on the RSS_Feed from the date set through the three-dot
[…] button next to the
date time field.

Max number of articles

If selected, tRSSInput reads as
many articles as the number entered in the max

Die on error

This check box is selected by default. Clear the check box to skip
the row on error and complete the process for error-free

Global Variables

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the
component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This
variable functions only if the Die on error check box is
cleared, if the component has this check box.

NB_LINE: the number of rows read by an input component or
transferred to an output component. This is an After variable and it returns an

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable
functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl +
to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see
Talend Studio

User Guide.


Usage rule

This component is generally used as an input component. It
requires an output component.


Due to license incompatibility, one or more JARs required to use
this component are not provided. You can install the missing JARs for this particular
component by clicking the Install button
on the Component tab view. You can also
find out and add all missing JARs easily on the Modules tab in the
perspective of your studio. You can find more details about how to install external modules in
Talend Help Center (https://help.talend.com)

Fetching frequently updated blog entries.

This two-component scenario aims at retrieving frequently updated blog entries from a

local news RSS feed using the tRSSInput component.


  1. Drop the following components from the Palette onto the design workspace: tRSSInput and tLogRow.
  2. Right-click to connect them using a Row >
    Main link.


  3. In the design workspace, select tRSSInput,
    and click the Component tab to define the basic
    settings for tRSSInput.


  4. Enter the URL for the RSS_Feed to access. In this scenario, tRSSInput links to the
  5. Select/clear the other check boxes as required. In this scenario, we want to
    display the information about two articles dated from July 20, 2008.
  6. In the design workspace, select tLogRow and
    click the Component tab to define its basic
    settings. For more information about tLogRow
    properties, see tLogRow Standard properties.
  7. Save the Job and press F6 to execute


    The tRSSInput component accessed the RSS feed
    website on your behalf and organized the
    information for you.
    Two blog entries are displayed on the console. Each entry has its own title,
    description, publication date, and the corresponding RSS feed URL address. Blogs
    show the last entry first, and you can scroll down to read earlier

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