[Drupal] How to create a feed importer and select the Fetcher as HTTP Fetcher?
BY anu.mathew
5 years ago
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I had a requirement in one of my Drupal site in which I want to import content from an external XML file generated from another website.
The XML generated as a URL say For ex: http://example.com/feed.xml, I want to fetch the XML every time from the above generated URL. Follow the below steps to fetch the XML from URL's:

Use the following modules to import feeds
Feeds XPath Parser

After enabling modules, create a feed importer for the particular content type

Following is the steps to create feed importer:
1. Set attach to content type as standalone form (refer image1).
2. Select fetcher as HTTP Fetcher
3. Select the parser XPath XML parser(select which one you want ,here am using XPath XML parser) refer image2.
4. Select a processor eg: Node processor
5. Save the settings for Node processor (refer image3).
a) Select bundle as which content type you need to import (eg: page).
b) Set all other options their about the expiration, updating < author.

6. Then create the mapping (refer image4).
a) select xpath parser and mapping field of the content type

  • xpathparser:0 as GUID
  • xpathparser:1 As Title
  • xpathparser:2 as URL

b) Set GUID field as unique(note: you can use any other fields also as unique like email)
7. Map the settings for XPath XML parser(refer image5).

for example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

So the mapping should like
Context : //page
GUID : id
Title : title

That it , now you can import the data via, http://example.com/import (refer image6).

Note :
a) please give the URL where XML exist in importer
b) The id in the above XML should be unique



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sean (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 In reply to Icon doesn&#039;t show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks. Add new comment

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where www.example.com and example.com leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but example.com will redirect you to www.example.com with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 Hello. I'm trying to make example.com show as www.example.com, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/$1 [L,R=301] When I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com, I get http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com (as expected). However, when I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1 (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to xxxxxxxxxx.com/var/www/drupal/node/1. Same thing with www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1. Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 This is really nice and helpful. Add new comment

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish shlomifish.org webmaster access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on www.drupal.org as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 18:23 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks Add new comment
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access_time 30 Nov 2020 - 23:27

Why you posted so easy approach, what about images and files to import with xPATH feeds?
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