Adding an XML document data source

  1. Click Admin > Work with InfoSets > Add .
  2. Select XML Document.
  3. Specify this information:
    Specify the location of the XML document file used as your data source. The path format is: <myprotocol><myserver><myport><mypath><mydocument>.xml

    The file must reside on a file server, FTP server, or HTTP server. To test the path, copy and paste it into your browser. The browser displays the file's contents as text. To upload a file, click the upload link. The Data Source Uploader is displayed to help you locate the file you want to upload.

    Note: Uploading a file copies that file to the server. The InfoSet uses the data from the file on the server. If you update the source file locally, you must edit the InfoSet and upload the file again.
    Use Predefined Data Source

    Select this check box to use a predefined data source. Selecting this check box must coincide with a data source name.

    onvert from HTML
    Select this option to read from HTML content. Smart Notification recognizes the source material is HTML and might not be valid XML. Smart Notification converts the HTML to valid XML, which can then be used as a data source.
    Authenticate HTTP Access

    Select this check box for Smart Notification to authenticate the user. If you select this check box, you must also provide an authenticating user and password.

    Authenticating User

    Specify the user ID. The user you specify must have permission to access the server where the file is stored.

    Authenticating Password

    Specify the password for the user ID you specified.

  4. Click Preview after you have completed the fields on the form.Smart Notification returns a data sample based on the query you provided.
    • If you have specified any parameters for the data source, a form listing the parameters along with text boxes appears. Use this form to specify a value for each parameter.
    • If Smart Notification does not return data, check your query statement for errors.