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Using 2 plugins

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:00 pm
by rambler
Is it possible to run 2 different plugins on a channel?, I'm running the change feed encoding plugin , but would also like to filter the results , so was wanting to use the filter feed items plugin, is that possible?
I'm running 2.3 professional.

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:30 pm
by support
Hmm, interesting question :-) Plugins are intended to retrieve information from somewhere if they don't already offer a feed) and so they were never really designed to be chained together like what you're suggesting.

However, there is a way you could get it to work. Every channel keeps a copy of the last feed it received in the <tt>Logs</tt> sub-directory. So you could:

(1) Create a channel using the <i>ChangeFeedEncoding</i> plugin.
(2) Find it's corresponding file in the <tt>Logs</tt> sub-directory.
(3) Create another channel using the <i>FilterFeedItems</i> plugin but configure it to get its feed from the file you found in (2).

I'm not sure if either of these plugins support getting their feeds from a local file so you might need to stick a <tt>file://</tt> in front of the filename, or perhaps chain them in the reverse order.

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:52 am
by rambler
That done the trick,now using 2 plugins on the one channel :)