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time stamps

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 4:00 am
by Booboo
Can you please provide simple step by step instructions on how I get to have date/time stamps in a column in the Item Window? (that I can sort by)

What other information can I show in the Item Window? Relevance perhaps?

Re: time stamps

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 4:55 am
by support
Booboo wrote:Can you please provide simple step by step instructions on how I get to have date/time stamps in a column in the Item Window? (that I can sort by)

Columns can be added globally or per-channel.

The steps are the same, the only difference being where they are configured. For columns that you want to appear in every channel, it's in the <i>Display</i> tab of the Program Options. For individual channels, go to the <i>Channel</i> tab of the channel's Properties dialog.

Click on the <i>Item pane</i> button and a mini-dialog will pop up with a list of "additional columns" at the bottom. Add a new column and enter the name and metadata value you want to show in that column.

Any item metadata can be shown but the most commonly-wanted ones (author and time) are available in the droplist.

Most of the standard RSS metadata is not that useful in columns but this feature really comes into it's own when custom metadata is included in the feed. For example, if you look at this screenshot, you can see my Digg feed showing the extra information that Digg include in their feed. Note that to get this to work, you also need to turn on the Digg metadata module, to extract this information when the feed updates.

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:33 am
by Booboo
Any item metadata can be shown but the most commonly-wanted ones (author and time) are available in the droplist.......... No so!


Add a new column and enter the name and metadata value you want to show in that column................. How!

Please give me working examples.
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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 9:38 am
by support
Booboo wrote:Add a new column and enter the name and metadata value you want to show in that column................. How!

Click on the ADD NEW icon in the toolbar (the green plus sign) or double-click in the the whitespace where the columns are normally listed. All will become clear...

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 12:40 pm
by Booboo
Finally found it.

I would call it a very handy but hidden feature. Somewhat like solving a Tomb Raider puzzle. Do you enjoy playing with my tiny mind!

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 6:38 am
by Booboo
Instead of AUTHOR which only works some of the time, is it possible to have SOURCE i.e CNN, BBC ?

Or is this the same?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:16 am
by support
Booboo wrote:Instead of AUTHOR which only works some of the time, is it possible to have SOURCE i.e CNN, BBC ?

Awasu can only show the information that the publisher is putting into the feed. If it's not there, there's not much anyone can do.

What's the feed URL?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 12:01 pm
by Booboo
Too many feeds to mention.

I take it that it that there is no STANDARD for RSS meta data to date?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:17 pm
by support
Booboo wrote:I take it that it that there is no STANDARD for RSS meta data to date?

Unfortunately, none whatsoever :roll: