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How do I create a pdf that pulls in event details from a RSS feed.

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I want to create a pdf that pulls in event details from a RSS feed.  (I’m fairly new to Livecycle Designer ES)

The pdf will have a table with a number of rows containing event details..


Event 1BelfastAn event1 October 2013
Event 2Dublin3 Octover 2013

How can I do this?

Do I need a WSDL file or XSLT or XSD file?

Thank you for your time,


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Level 10
Level 10

Hi Ollie,

There is a GET function available in the FormCalc language.  I tend to stick with JavaScript, so use a method of calling FormCalc functions described here,

So we can now get the feed, load up our data connection and bind our form fields to it, like;

var feed = FormCalc.Function.Get("");

if (feed !== "")


    $data.loadXML(feed, true, true)



Assuming the binding on your form fields is correct you will get the contents of the feed displayed in your form.  Here is a sample

You might find that Reader throws up some warning messages so it might not be the best user experience.

Hope this helps