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What is ICE used for ?

Hi

In one of sap's presentations, an ICE scenario is described as "want to subscribe to external content offers (e.g. Financial Times), which will be published in your own portal

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I'm confused here. Suppose I want content from ft.com published automatically on my portal everyday. How can I define Financial Times as a syndicator here ?

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Ahmet

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  • Apr 07, 2004 at 03:02 PM

    Hi Ahmet,

    the FT seems to be rather an example in here. Requirement is always that the content provider sticks to the ICE protocol and can be contacted as a syndicator (in that case, you can enter the provider URL as syndicator in the ICE admin settings).

    The more common case for using ICE is indeed to exchange documents (that are stored in repositories accessible to KM) between two EP KM instances. This can happen online or offline.

    Hope that helps a bit.

    Cheers,

    Joerg

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    • Former Member

      Hi Joerg

      Thanks for the response. Suppose I managed to define ft.com as a syndicator (which I tried to...with www.ft.com..and failed), what will I receive ? The index of ft.com as a document everyday or the web page of ft.com (as i catched it with iview catcher in ep5) ?

      Regards

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    Apr 11, 2004 at 01:33 PM

    You will need to contact the Financial Times to find the exact address of the syndicated content. It will likely be available at an FTP server with ID and Password. This assumes that FT has an ICE offering.

    We are looking at using RSS to get information into our portal. RSS seems to be growing substantially with many news providers. While I am not sure if FT has an offering, many other news sources such as ABCNews, Yahoo, the BBC, and Moreover do have RSS offerings.

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    • Former Member Joerg Wolf

      Hi Joerg,

      If I don't get it wrong, exchanging information with ICE is sth similar like exchanging info with XML. So the question is, how am I supposed to learn how can I get info from sites that are supporting ICE. I mean where can I learn which address or user/pass will I use ? Shall I directly contact web site administrators for this ?