Hey friends - Can someone help me with this? I've been setting up some Pipes to aggregate feeds for journals through my academic library databases. I put the Sort operator in there to sort items descending, but regardless, my items are not sorted.
Can someone explain to me why this isn't working correctly? Is there a fix for this?
That is because those feeds don't have a pubDate node.
Check out the RSS: http://rss.ebscohost.com/AlertSyndicationService/Syndication.asmx/GetFeed?guid=3418348
It's not sorting on pubDate because your feeds have no pubDate element.
After the Fetch Feed add a Rename module to copy item.description to "pubDate". Then add a Regex module with the rule
In [item.pubDate] replace [(?s)^[^;]+;\s([^\s]+).*] with [$1]
Hi hapdaniel - I tried this and received an error stating "warning Regex error: No group 1." Do you have a suggestion for this? I'm building quite a few of these, and I'd like to get this working.
Ah, I adjusted the Regex and solved the issue. Thanks for your assistance!