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The Search Property Group (SPG) XML Import Structure V.1.1

Introduction

This document describes the SPG XML data structure required for importing property data into our network databases and provides technical details of the XML file format itself.

Photographs

Associated with each  property are a number of images. The number of images associated with each property can vary from four through to twelve.

Due to our quality requirements, there must be at least 4 photographs  per property and they must be of good quality and accurate in portraying the property.

Images come in two sizes: Large – Full Sized images are 600 pixels wide by 450 pixels high and small thumbnail  images are 120 pixels wide by 90 pixels high.

The images should be in JPG or GIF format.  Images should be prefixed with a full URL to the image.

Tags

<Root> </Root>
The entire XML file is surrounded by a pair of “Root” tags
<Property></Property>
Each property in the file is surrounded by a pair of “Property” tags
<ID>3</ID>
Each property has a unique ID and is represented as shown (in this case, ID 3)
<REF>XX123</REF>
Your property reference. We will automatically prefix this by our own unique reference.
<Date>2008-06-23 12:01:00</Date>
The date the property was last modified
<Headline>Excellent Investment!</Headline>
This is a summary / headline text of the property. The maximum length of this field is 50 characters.
<Description>A beautiful property built on a huge plot…</Description>
The description text of the property. Up to 1000 characters. Spelling should be correct.
<Price>120000</Price>
The sales price of the property. No commas or decimals.
<Currency>EUR</Currency>
The sales price currency. Other possibilities include GBP, USD
<Type>Villa</Type>
The type of property. As text. Maximum of 50 characters.
<Category>Beach Property</Category>
Possibilities: Beach Property, Town Property, Golf Property, Rental Property, Mountain Property, Country Property
<Location>Marbella</Location>
The town name.
<Province>Malaga</Province>
The province / country / region / state  name.
<Country>Spain</Country>
The country name.
<Locality>Old Town</Locality>
A more localised description. E.g. area of town. Maximum 50 characters.
<Bedrooms>3</Bedrooms>
Number of bedrooms. Must be a number.
<Bathrooms>3</Bathrooms>
Number of bathrooms. Must be a number.
<Measurement>M2</Measurements>
The measurement used for sizes. Possibilities M2, FEET2
<PlotSize>650</PlotSize>
The surface area of the land. A number. Can be 0 if not applicable. E.g. apartments.
<BuiltSize>200</BuiltSize/>
The constructed surface area of the property. A number. Can be 0 if not applicable. E.g. Land.
<Terraces>25</Terraces>
The surface area of the terraces. A number. Can be 0 if not applicable. E.g. Land.
<Garden>Yes</Garden>
Possibilities: Yes, No, Communal, Private, Landscaped
<Pool>Yes</Pool>
Possibilities: Yes, No, Communal, Private, Heated, Indoors
<Views>Sea, Mountain</Views>
Possibilities (Can be multiple separated by commas) Sea, Mountain, Swimming Pool, Gardens, Mountains, Port, Harbour, Lake, Countryside, Street
<Parking>Garage</Parking>
Possibilities: Street, Yes, No, Garage, Off Road, Car Port
<Features>Satellite TV, Alarm, Central Heating, Wine Cellar</Features>
Here you can add any additional features separated by commas. The is a limit of 255 characters.

Image Format

<Images></images>
The large images are surrounded by the images tags.
<image id="1"></image>
The photo number. Surrounds the url and title. Maximum of 12 minimum of 4.
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/ image1.jpg</url>
<Title>Pool View</Title>

<ThumbImages></Thumbimages>
The small images are surrounded by the thumb images tags.
<image id="1"></image>
The photo number. Surrounds the url and title. Maximum of 12 minimum of 4.
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/thumb image1.jpg</url>

Example XML File Format

<Root>
<Property>
<ID>3</ID>
<REF>XX123</REF>
<Date>2008-06-23 12:01:00</Date>
<Headline>Excellent Investment!</Headline>
<Description>A beautiful property built on a huge plot…</Description>
<Price>120000</Price>
<Currency>EUR</Currency>
<Type>Villa</Type>
<Category>Beach Property</Category>
<Location>Marbella</Location>
<Province>Malaga</Province>
<Country>Spain</Country>
<Locality>Old Town</Locality>
<Bedrooms>3</Bedrooms>
<Bathrooms>3</Bathrooms>
<Measurement>M2</Measurements>
<PlotSize>650</PlotSize>
<BuiltSize>200</BuiltSize/>
<Terraces>25</Terraces>
<Garden>Yes</Garden>
<Pool>Yes</Pool>
<Views>Sea, Mountain</Views>
<Parking>Garage</Parking>
<Features>Satellite TV, Alarm, Central Heating, Wine Cellar</Features>
<Images>
<image id="1">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/ image1.jpg</url>
<Title>Pool View</Title>
</image>
<image id="2">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/ image2.jpg</url>
<Title>Bedroom</Title>
</image>
<image id="3">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/ image3.jpg</url>
<Title>Bedroom</Title>
</image>
<image id="4">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/ image4.jpg</url>
<Title>Bedroom</Title>
</image>
</images>
<ThumbImages>
<image id="1">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/thumb image1.jpg</url>
</image>
<image id="2">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/thumb image2.jpg</url>
</image>
<image id="3">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/thumb image3.jpg</url>
</image>
<image id="4">
<url>http://www.yourdomain.com/photos/thumb image4.jpg</url>
</image>
</Thumbimages>
</Property>
</Root>