KB323: How to: Access Omnivex news and weather from XMLLink


Omnivex offers subscriptions for news and weather data for several regions. After purchasing a news or weather subscription from Omnivex, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that contains details including your account user name and password. You will need this before you can access the data.

To get Omnivex news or weather:

  1. From a web browser, open the news or weather folder (you will need the user name and password provided by Omnivex to access the folders).
  2. Browse to find and select the XML file containing the data you want to link.
    • News data is organized into region/language-based folders and categories are sorted alphabetically.
    • Weather data is organized into country-code folders and cities are sorted alphabetically. City weather data is split into two sub-files (metric or imperial).
  3. Right-click and copy the URL from the address bar.
  4. From XMLLink, click . The New Page – URL dialog box appears.
  5. In Name, type a name for the page
  6. In URLs, right-click and click Paste. To add another URL, repeat steps 2 through 6 as needed.
  7. Select Use login credentials.
  8. Enter the User name and Password provided by Omnivex.
  9. In Rows per URL, enter the number of rows of data to be linked out for each URL.
    When linking to DataPipe, the total number of rows linked out for this page will be the product of the number of URLs multiplied by the number of Rows per URL. For example, if you paste in three URLs and specify five Rows per URL, the total number of rows linked out will be 15.
    Note: The specified number of rows are always linked out, regardless of how many items exist in the URL; blank rows are sent if necessary. The Omnivex subscription provides 10 items per news URL and one item per weather URL.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click . The DataPipe Links dialog box appears.
  12. Click Add. A new line appears.
  13. In Anchor, click the ellipsis and browse to find and select the DataPipe cell to which the data will be sent.
  14. From Item, select the item to link.
  15. Repeat steps 12-14 to create a link for each field you want to link.

    Note: The links should be arranged in a single row, so that the resulting output to DataPipe becomes a table of news data:
  16. Click OK.

Additional Information

News headlines are provided in multiple categories and languages. As these stories reflect current events, Thomson Reuters and Omnivex make no guarantee as to the number of headlines available for each category at any time. Although best efforts are made, not all stories include photographs and a placeholder image is provided in those situations. Omnivex is not responsible for the content or accuracy of news or weather data.