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I found a nice ASP RSS Parser script. But the only thing is that is parses all the articles in the feed. i only need to parse the top three in the rss feed. and limit the description to 170 characters... Can someone please help me out with this? I am real new to asp and would apreciate any help!

Thanks Ben.
Sep 24 '07 #1
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jhardman
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Ben,

notice the lines that say:
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. Dim objItem
  2. For Each objItem in objItems
This is what says to go through each line. If you only want three, then change it to something like this:
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. Dim objItem, x
  2. x = 0
  3. For Each objItem in objItems
  4.    x = x + 1
  5.    if x > 3 then exit for 
Does this make sense? I just added a counter called "x" and it exits after three times through the for... next loop. This probably isn't the best way to exit the loop (it is generally considered a bad idea to exit loops this way unless you are troubleshooting an error) but this is a simple way to exit from a loop that someone else wrote and you don't have to worry about whether the loop will advance the right way if you change it. Anyway, let me know if this helps.

Jared
Sep 24 '07 #2

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