I need to get/parse data from a public RSS feed, which is done via trigger in Zapier. However I need it to run on a limited schedule (only between 8am-4pm on weekdays). AFAIK the latter is accomplished via “Schedule by Zapier” + “Filter by Zapier” and the schedule is also a trigger. I’m pretty sure I can’t have 2 triggers in 1 zap.
So either (1) I use the “Schedule by Zapier” as my trigger and then get data from the RSS feed downstream, or (2) get data from the RSS feed as the trigger and limit the schedule downstream. Either way I’ve spent over 6 hours trying to figure it out with no luck. Has anyone created a similar zap so far?
Best answer by laurie
Can you share more about the data you’re trying to pull from the RSS feed and where you’re going to send it? For example, do you want to collect it all between 8-4 and the release it all at once? Do you want to pull every item in the feed and release it one at a time? This part of the workflow would help me point you into how to get this completely working the way you’re after.
But, here’s a good start for the time and RSS feed part:
Start with your Schedule trigger and trigger every hour
Add a Filter step that checks if the current time is between 8 am and 4pm:
Next, you can add a Webhooks by Zapier step using a GET. In the GET, the URL you’ll go to is your RSS feed.
That will pull *everything* in the current feed, so depending on what you want to do with that information, there will be a few ways to work with that...