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Trigger a workflow on Random item from multiple RSS feeds with RSS API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Random item from multiple RSS feeds trigger
    1. Connect your RSS account
    2. Configure timer
    3. Configure Feed URLs
  2. Add steps to connect to 1400+ APIs using code and no-code building blocks
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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Random item from multiple RSS feeds on RSS
Description:Emit a random item from multiple RSS feeds


import rss from "../../app/rss.app.mjs";
import { defineSource } from "@pipedream/types";
import rssCommon from "../common/common.mjs";
export default defineSource({
    key: "rss-random-item-in-multiple-feeds",
    name: "Random item from multiple RSS feeds",
    type: "source",
    description: "Emit a random item from multiple RSS feeds",
    version: "0.2.3",
    props: {
        urls: {
            propDefinition: [
    dedupe: "unique",
    hooks: {
        async activate() {
            // Try to parse the feed one time to confirm we can fetch and parse.
            // The code will throw any errors to the user.
            for (const url of this.urls) {
                await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(url);
    async run() {
        const items = [];
        for (const url of this.urls) {
            const feedItems = await this.rss.fetchAndParseFeed(url);
        const item = items[Math.floor(Math.random() * items.length)];
        const meta = this.generateMeta(item);
        this.$emit(item, meta);


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
RSSrssappThis component uses the RSS app.

How often you want to poll the feed for new items

Feed URLsurlsstring[]

Enter either one or multiple URLs from any public RSS feed


The RSS API does not require authentication.

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Real Simple Syndication

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