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Getrss

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Get an RSS feed and assign each response to a variable in an array. Use the variable to speak the response or perform parsing, etc.

How to add the Getrss robot skill

  1. Load the most recent release of ARC (Get ARC).
  2. Press the Project tab from the top menu bar in ARC.
  3. Press Add Robot Skill from the button ribbon bar in ARC.
  4. Choose the Communication category tab.
  5. Press the Getrss icon to add the robot skill to your project.

Don't have a robot yet?

Follow the Getting Started Guide to build a robot and use the Getrss robot skill.

How to use the Getrss robot skill

Get an RSS feed and assign each response to a variable in an array. Use the variable to speak the response or perform parsing, etc.

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Send a ControlCommand to the GetRSS robot skill plugin with the URL of the RSS feed. The response will be populated in global variable arrays.

Variables


The request of the RSS feed is initiated by the ControlCommand from a script. The response will be populated in global variables after the request.

"$RSSSuccess" - bool
This will return a true (1) or false (0) about the status of the last RSS query request. If the response is false (0), the error will be displayed in the robot skill log window and populated in the "$RSSErrorMsg" variable.

"$RSSErrorMsg" - string
If the $RSSSuccess is false (0), this variable will be populated with the error message.

"$RSSDescriptions" - string array
An array containing the list of descriptions from the RSS feed.

"$RSSTitles" - string array
The array of titles for each description in the RSS feed.

"$RSSLinks" - string array
An array of links (optional) for each description of the RSS feed. 

"$RSSDates" - string date array
The array of dates is in string format for each description of the feed.


ControlCommand


There is one ControlCommand that accepts the RSS URL to query. Execute the ControlCommand() from another script, provide the RSS URL and the response will be populated in the variables. It is a good idea to check the status of the query,

Javascript example print response:

Quote:


ControlCommand("GetRSS", "get", "https://rss.art19.com/apology-line");

if (getVar("$RSSSuccess")) {

print(getVar("$RSSDescriptions[0]"));
} else {

print(getVar("$RSSErrorMsg"));
}


Javascript example speak response out of PC speaker:

Quote:


ControlCommand("GetRSS", "get", "https://rss.art19.com/apology-line");

if (getVar("$RSSSuccess")) {

Audio.say(getVar("$RSSDescriptions[0]"));

} else {

Audio.say("Error getting feed");
print(getVar("$RSSErrorMsg"));
}

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#1   — Edited
I got the apology-line conversation,  lol

how to get weather in your area?

I found on the net many feeds to listen to if I had nothing to do, lol
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USA
#2   — Edited
After you make your script with the java script below, go to the Global variables and match the [0] the numbers for all 4of the Audio.say(getVar("$RSS   [0]")); 

look at the dates, get the most current feeds, 

I added all the code (left the [0] there for now

Javascript--



ControlCommand("GetRSS", "get", "https://rss.art19.com/face-the-nation");

if (getVar("$RSSSuccess")) {

Audio.say(getVar("$RSSDates[0]"));
Audio.say(getVar("$RSSTitles[0]"));
Audio.say(getVar("$RSSLinks[0]"));
Audio.say(getVar("$RSSDescriptions[0]"));

} else {

Audio.say("Error getting feed");
print(getVar("$RSSErrorMsg"));
}


works well,
here are some of the RSS feeds I found, there are many others. (Just tested each feed, did not listen to them all)
:-)


Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
RSS feeds may also include audio files (PodCasts) or even video files (VodCasts).


I found many mp3 feeds also


https://rss.art19.com/apology-line

https://rss.art19.com/erm-mfm

https://rss.art19.com/smalltownmurder

https://rss.art19.com/stories-podcast

https://rss.art19.com/askpat-2-0

https://rss.art19.com/weather-weekly

https://rss.art19.com/the-weather-channel

https://rss.art19.com/ihsa-safety-podcast

https://feeds.simplecast.com/ICr22MT6

https://feeds.megaphone.fm/the-sean-hannity-show

https://rss.art19.com/weather-geeks

https://feeds.megaphone.fm/TPC9929071339

https://feeds.megaphone.fm/VMP570569406

https://rss.acast.com/forever35

https://rss.art19.com/this-is-karen-hunter


I am using now:

ControlCommand("GetRSS", "get", "https://rss.art19.com/face-the-nation");

if (getVar("$RSSSuccess")) {


Audio.say(getVar("$RSSDates[225]"));
Audio.say(getVar("$RSSTitles[225]"));
Audio.say(getVar("$RSSLinks[225]"));
Audio.say(getVar("$RSSDescriptions[225]"));


} else {

Audio.say("Error getting feed");
print(getVar("$RSSErrorMsg"));
}
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USA
#3   — Edited
Here is an Example of the RSS feed and Conversational menu with different code I added

repeat, and back also work

discuss another topic answers What topic do you want to discuss?

PRO
USA
#4  
I tried many rss feed, no avail for local weather