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Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 17:14:59 -0800

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Question: convert xls to rss?

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:57:18 -0800

How can I create an rss feed out of the content in a spreadsheet or a database table?

I want to then marry my data with other people's data in Yahoo! Pipes or a similar service?



By: Good Brain

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 17:14:59 -0800

Is this a one off thing you want to do?

I'd suggest taking a look at the actual contents of a few RSS feeds. The markup is pretty simple. You should be able to build the bulk of it in Excel using CONCATENATE statements and then add the appropriate document open and closing tags and save as text.



By: mrbugsentry

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 17:32:39 -0800

Try this: How to Create an RSS Feed With Notepad, a Web Server, and a Beer

It helped me, although the author isn't to blame for the date format errors in mine. Those are my fault.



By: Rhomboid

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:43:02 -0800

Perl and Spreadsheet::ParseExcel with XML::RSS::SimpleGen (or XML::RSS if that's not sufficent.)