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XF 1.4 Using REST Rss feeds?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by MattH, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. MattH

    MattH Active Member

    I built a Rest rss feed via the ebay affiliate program to populate a forum, it worked when I hit 'Import Now' several times, but has since stopped pulling in any data (within a day) either cronned or manually used. Does anyone know why the Rest rss might suddenly stop, is it something on XF side or an issue with the feed itself?

    Not sure exactly how to troubleshoot it.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I would guess it's an issue with the feed related to its unique identifier. We use the feed URL or another unique identifier if present in the feed to prevent us from double posting entries. If this isn't done correctly in the feed, we don't know whether something has been seen or not.
     
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  3. MattH

    MattH Active Member

    Yeah, that sounds like the same issue I had with Amazon RSS in the past. Is there any work around? Can I edit the RSS link or something? Here's what the eBay one looks like:

    Code:
    http://rest.ebay.com/epn/v1/find/item.rss?keyword=%28gift+card%2Cfor%29+-%28voucher%2Cwine%2Cfresh%29&categoryId1=176950&categoryId2=172036&categoryId3=172009&sortOrder=BestMatch&programid=1&campaignid=5337587564&toolid=10039&listingType1=All&lgeo=1&feedType=rss
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I see the same entries being repeated a number of times in that (all with the same guid each time), so once each is posted it won't be reposted. It's unlikely that you can change that within the RSS feed.
     
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