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RSS to CSV Converter

This is a simple script to convert RSS feeds into CSV format, suitable for importing into Excel.

See this original blog post for more background and instructions: http://www.cantoni.org/2009/12/22/rss-to-csv-converter

Usage

  1. Browse to http://scooterlabs.com/hacks/rss2csv.php
  2. Enter the URL of an RSS feed and submit
  3. Save the resulting file (named export.csv by default)

Installation

To run your own copy of this script:

  1. Download and locate rss2csv.php and rss2csv.inc in a suitable location
  2. Create a subdirectory logs that is writeable by the webserver process (e.g., mkdir logs; chmod 777 logs)
  3. Browse to rss2csv.php and give it a try!

Limitations

  1. The script can handle UTF-8 in the source file, but Excel cannot (CSV files don't technically support Unicode)
  2. Only RSS feeds are supported; it won't work with an Atom feed
  3. Data fields are limited (truncated) to 32,000 characters to avoid hitting Excel's cell size limitation

License

Licensed under the MIT License.

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