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How to Create an RSS Listing Report

How to Create an RSS Listing Report

RSS (Rich Site Summary; often called Really Simple Syndication) is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. These feeds can, for example, allow a user to keep track of many different websites in a single news aggregator, an app or a reader.

(Definition cited from Wikipedia)

JotForm can also generate an RSS feed which you can use to get notified (aside from email) of the latest submissions to your forms. Since RSS uses standard XML format, it can also be used to fetch submission data and utilize them in many different ways.

To create an RSS feed for your form:

1. Go to the MY FORMS page.

2. Select the form you want to generate a report from.

3. Click the REPORTS ▼ menu.

4. Then click ADD NEW REPORT.

5. On the modal popup, choose RSS LISTING then click NEXT.

6. You can choose which FIELDS are included in the report. For added layer of security, you can enable PASSWORD PROTECTION. Click NEXT to proceed.

7. Copy the generated RSS LISTING REPORT URL then click CLOSE when you're done.

The report will be in XML format so on its own, it won't be readable and user-friendly. You need to use an RSS app or reader to present this data properly. There are plenty of options but one good example is Feedly (example shown below).

Comments and suggestions are welcome below. If you have a question, post it in our Support Forum so we can assist you.

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2 Comments...

  • Brian

    Google Reader, linked on this page, has been discontinued. You might want to reword that bit of direction.

  • EBOSSgroup

    The RSS feed report works well, but is there anyway to EDIT what is shown? For example, the report I tested this on shows the Name of the submission and date/time in HUGE font yet the actual content is smaller. I could care less about the submission date and would either prefer it to NOT show up or be under the actual relevant information. Thanks, Chris