As I found myself waiting for quite a few minutes to open applications every time that I needed to check out project critical data, I realized that there should be a better way of getting at the bigger picture. This was especially of use when there was a need to have MIS data on the go. An RSS feed of specific views from different critical databases, I felt, would really help and speed up my response time. So I set up an RSS feed from various applications using the RSS Generator Template available on the server. I have shared this process with screen shots to help users understand it better.
The steps involved
- Configure the rss_generator on the Server
- Set up the RSS feed
Step 1:Configuring the rss_generator using the template
On every server, we have a template called rss_generator.ntf
- To create a new feed, configure the database as shown
- Click on Save & Exit button and browse the nsf file from any browser
- You will get
Step 2: Setting up the RSS Feed in your environment
- Copy the URL that you get and add it to the RSS Feed by clicking on the plus icon available on the Feeds tab on the right sidebar
- In the prompt that appears, paste the URL and click on go.
- You will be prompted for the feed name and asked for the number of hours and days you need updates
- Now you will be able to get the feed even as you are working on another application. If you click on a particular link, it will directly open the document.
Note: Even in the notes application we should have reader access set to “Anonymous”