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  • dssart
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    Steve (or anyone else),

    Some time ago I had this same problem and I think I applied this fix because I went to add a new RSS feed to test for the upcoming EBay RSS feed format change in June and sure enough all I could see for any of the feed posts were broken URL links.

    Can you please tell me in a little more detail what I have to do for this?

    Thanks for any help.

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  • mpascal
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    Worked for me too with googlenews RSS feeds

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  • bplinson
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    Works like a charm with the fix stated above. Thanks.

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  • volarium
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    Thanks for the quick response. I have made this change in the database, and it works just fine now.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by volarium; Mon 30th Apr '07, 1:47pm.

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  • Steve Machol
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    1. No, it's not a bug.

    2. Edit the database field directly.

    3. Change the 'url' field in the 'rssfeed' table from varchar(250) to something like mediumtext. [Not tested.]

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  • volarium
    started a topic RSS Feed URL Length Limitation

    RSS Feed URL Length Limitation

    For background, you can reference this thread posted by another user:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=214683

    My issue is very straight forward. I am trying to setup an RSS Feed from eBay. This is the URL of the feed that I am attempting to configure:

    Code:
    http://rss.api.ebay.com/ws/rssapi?FeedName=SearchResults&siteId=0&language=en-US&output=RSS20&sacqy=&catref=C5&sacur=0&fsop=1&fsoo=1&from=R6&sacqyop=ge&saslc=0&floc=1&saprclo=500&saprchi=&saaff=afcj&ftrv=1&ftrt=1&fcl=3&afcj=1886919&nojspr=yZQy&frpp=50&satitle=honda+%28vfr%2C+interceptor%2C+vf700%2C+vf500%2C+vf1000%29+-magna+-sabre&sacat=-1&saslop=1&afmp=&fss=0
    As you can see, the URL is very long at 362 characters.

    When I first configure it and hit Preview Feed, the preview looks fine, and shows me an appropriate list of eBay products. So then I click Save.

    When then try to run the RSS Feed (either manually or at the automatic scheduled time), I either see "Please complete both the subject and message fields" or "Please specify a query! (9003)", and the RSS Feed fails to produce results.

    When I use the RSS Feed Manager and click on Edit, it's very clear that vBulletin has truncated the URL in the "URL of Feed" field. This is the URL that was saved:

    Code:
    http://rss.api.ebay.com/ws/rssapi?FeedName=SearchResults&siteId=0&language=en-US&output=RSS20&sacqy=&catref=C5&sacur=0&fsop=1&fsoo=1&from=R6&sacqyop=ge&saslc=0&floc=1&saprclo=500&saprchi=&saaff=afcj&ftrv=1&ftrt=1&fcl=3&afcj=1886919&nojspr=yZQy&frpp=5
    This URL is exactly 250 characters. Thus, there is clearly a limit of 250 characters on the field "URL of Feed".

    My questions are:
    1. Can this be considered a bug/limitation of vBulletin that should be addressed?
    2. Is there an easy way for me to configure a higher number.
    3. If not, can you please provide a clue as to what file(s) I might be able to look at the change it? I realize that vBulletin cannot support code modifications, but if I had a couple of clues, I may be able to figure it out.

    Any help (either official or unofficial) would be appreciated.

    Michael
    http://vfrworld.com

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