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    Default Need additional Resources imported from RETS server

    We have additional resources available for import from the RETS server.

    Additional Resources to import:

    Lake
    MultiMedia
    Offices

    Anyone know how to accomplish this?

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    Default Re: Need additional Resources imported from RETS server

    If those are resources that exist in addition to the property resource, I am curious. Where or what are you expecting to import them into? These additional resources should not contain listing information, because that information should already be in the property resource.

    So, what is contained in these extra resources? I can guess that the Office resource contains some sort of office information for MLS members, but what exists in OR that would hold or use that information? No built-in accommodation exists in OR for managing offices, all the Agents you create in OR are treated as being a part of the same office most fundamentally when you think of your OR site as the office being promoted.

    Whoever works on this for you is going to need to know where you expect to stick whatever exists in those resources, and probably how you expect to retrieve and display whatever it is you are importing, since it's probably not going to be OR.
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    Default Re: Need additional Resources imported from RETS server

    The multimedia resource contains the virtual tours, the lake resource contains lake properties, and the office resource contains a list of all of their office locations.

    I was under the impression that these would be imported the same way the properties are imported... (one big fat happy database).

    OR supports virtual tours, not sure how to get the information into the database...

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    Default Re: Need additional Resources imported from RETS server

    What are you using to do a RETS import? If it is TransparentRETS, of course it isn't importing from those other resources, it uses the property and photos resources because that's where the listing data and listing photos are. Additional resources are not supposed to contain listing data. Listing data always belongs in the property resource. The property resource is your one big happy database.. of listing data.

    OR supports a very specific type of panoramic virtual tour .jpg file, so what its built-in vtour support can or cannot do would depend on what it is exactly that's stored in that multimedia resource. If it just contains hyperlinks to vtours, those links should be stored in the property resource, where they could be imported as links and should not require a separate resource.

    Do you know what it is exactly that is stored in the multimedia resource? "Virtual Tours" can mean a lot of things. What is in there that you need to retrieve? Is it files or links? Anyone taking your job would need to know this.

    Whose office locations specifically are in the office resource? Every office that belongs to the MLS? What exactly makes up the data in a "location"? What are the fields? What exactly is OR supposed to do with any office location information, assuming it can store or use it at all?

    It's really unclear what existing features of OR you are trying to match up with these additional resources.
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