- Available Source Types
- Confluence Legacy Source
- Confluence Source
- Confluence Cloud Source
- Dropbox Source
- Gmail Source
- Google Drive Source
- Google Drive for Work Source
- Jira Source
- Jira Cloud Source
- Jive Source
- Jive Cloud Source
- Lithium Source
- Microsoft Exchange Source
- RSS Source
- Salesforce Source
- SharePoint Source
- SharePoint Legacy Source
- SharePoint Online Source
- Sitemap Source
- YouTube Source
- Web Crawler Source
Adding an RSS Source
You can add regularly changing web content to your Coveo Cloud organization. Coveo indexes RSS feed content to make it searchable by all members of the Coveo Cloud organization. An RSS source starts an incremental refresh every 15 minutes to index RSS feed content changes (addition or modification). A source rebuild or full refresh is required to take account of deleted items (see Managing Your Coveo Cloud V1 Organization Sources).
With RSS feeds, you easily stay informed by receiving the latest content from the websites you are interested in. The availability of old and new RSS feed items depend on the RSS feed configuration contained in an XML file.
If the XML feed file contains OpenSearch information, your RSS source uses it to index all available items in the feed as far in the past as possible (see OpenSearch).
If the XML feed file does not contain OpenSearch information, the RSS source does not retrieve old feed items, only new ones that are published.
The incremental indexing process of RSS sources keeps items in your source even when they are filtered out of the RSS feed as new items are published. The filtered out RSS feed items are however deleted from the source when you perform a rebuild or a full refresh of the source (see Managing Your Coveo Cloud V1 Organization Sources).
A technological website RSS feed is configured to only provide the last 100 articles. Previous articles are not accessible. When you create, rebuild, or full refresh your RSS source, you get the 100 last RSS articles available on this site at this time. The next day, five articles come in so at the end of the day your source contains 105 articles. Six months later, it may contain a thousand articles as long as you do not rebuild or full refresh the source in which case it will only contain the 100 last articles.
Source Features Summary
|RSS feeds version||RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, and Atom 1.0|
|Searchable content types||
RSS feeds (or channels) and RSS items
|Content update||Incremental refresh||
The source must know the last update time of each RSS feed item. Otherwise, the source sets the default min value and you need to perform a source full refresh or rebuild to update changes on items.
Depending on the RSS feed format, the following property must be defined for each item:
|Private||Only accessible once the source is created in the Sources page [more]|
Add a RSS Source
To edit a RSS source, see Edit the Source Configuration to Re-index its Content or Re-authorize the Access, and then follow the steps below, starting from step 5.
Ensure your RSS feed is in one of the following supported formats:
- RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, or Atom 1.0
If not already done, log in to your Coveo Cloud organization.
In the navigation bar on the left, under Search Content, select Sources, and then click Add Source.
In the Add Source page, click RSS.
When you create a source, you become the owner of the source.
In the Add/Edit an RSS Source dialog box:
In the URL of the RSS feed box, enter the source website address.
Click Start Indexing (or Refresh Index when editing the source).
Back in the Coveo administration console Sources page, you can review the progress of your RSS source addition (see Review the State of Sources Available to You).
Schedule source incremental and full refresh to maintain your source content up to date (see Modify a Source Schedule).
Ensure source item titles are correctly set in search results by reviewing the title selection sequence (see Decide How Item Titles Are Determined in Search Result Lists).