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Specifying the RSS Feed Parameters

This topic describes how to specify the parameters to configure the RSS feed feature which allows users to receive results through RSS feeds (see Receiving Updated Search Results Through a RSS Feed).

Note: The RSS feed feature is optional. You need to select the Enable RSS feeds option in the Interface Editor for a specific search interface for the icon to appear in the search results title bar (see Activating Search Interface Options).

To specify the RSS feed parameters

  1. Access the Interface Editor (see Opening the Interface Editor).

  2. Select Search Interfaces > Features.

  3. In the panel on the left, select RSS Feeds.

  4. In the RSS Feeds page: 
    1. In the Title field, enter a descriptive name for the feed.

      By default, the title is Search Results for '[QueryExpression]', where [QueryExpression] is replaced by the last expression searched by the user. If you want to automatically include the Query Expression in your title, use the $query$ keyword.

      Example: Type RSS Feed for my "$query$" query.

    2. In the Description field, specify the content of the feed. If you want to automatically include the Query Expression in your title, use the $query$ keyword. Leave the field empty for no description.

    3. In the Time to live field, specify the number of minutes during which a feed can be cached before being refreshed from the source. A value higher than 60 minutes decreases bandwidth usage; whereas, a lower value increases the refresh rate of the feed. Leave the field empty for no time to live.

    4. In the Maximum results returned field (default is 100), specify the maximum number of results returned each time the feed is refreshed.

    5. Select the Include author name in results information check box, to add the document author name in the feed result information. The author name does not appear when the check box is cleared.

    6. Select the Include author name after the excerpt in results description check box to display the document author name after the corresponding excerpt.

    7. Click Apply.