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Load data into custom object from RSS


Can I load the data into a custom object using a RSS feed provided by an external vendor?

Is there any kind of parser/a method that will consume the RSS and let me fetch data from external service?

Please help!!!

Attribution to: Rao

Possible Suggestion/Solution #1

There's XML parser and the HttpResponse class can deal with JSON as well as XML.

Ron Hess has built a slick parser and shared it on

Check these out.

My Developer Edition came with built-in XMLDom class. Probably it's their standard code (no idea if I can post it here) but it's kind of crude (from 2007).

Attribution to: eyescream

Possible Suggestion/Solution #2

I do this currently to track some posts on DFC. I created a gist here:

Which is the core class. It adds data if there is no matching custom object in the system. I schedule it to hit three times a day, and then there's a util class which sends out an email to let people know new blog posts have arrived.

Attribution to: joshbirk
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