XF 2.2 RSS Import: Use other than the predefined frequency and truncate content


The RSS Feed Importer has several predefined frequencies with 10 minutes beingt the shortest.
The value is written to the field "frequency" in the table "xf_feed".
My question is: If I change the value directly in the database, will this work or will it be ignored?
I know it depends on how often the Cron Job is running and any manual change will be overwritten if I change the settings in the admin panel.

Second question: The variable {content} fetches the content of the RSS feed. Is there any chance to truncate the length to for instance 500 characters?


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You can probably set the value in the DB to whatever you want, but as you've noted, there are certainly caveats.

Any content manipulation would require an add-on/custom development