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Why does StandardNames output different amounts of data?

asked 2017-07-31 09:22:13 -0500

So, when I change between StandardNames: 0 and 1 I get different amounts of data.

$results = $session->Search("property", "RE_1", "(L_ListingID=0+)",
    [
        'Format' => 'COMPACT-DECODED',
        'StandardNames' => 0,
        'Limit' => 1,
        'Select' => '*'
    ]);

Why does one output only show 50 or so elements of data while the other shows 600? I thought StandardNames only change the names from system to standard so it's more readable? Why does it retract some data based on 0 and 1?

StandardNames: 1 (50 or so elements of data)

[
  'ListingID' => '279251',
  'Type' => 'Single Family',
  'ListingArea' => 'Ensley/Fairfield/Midfield/West End',
  'ListPrice' => '63900',
  'StreetNumber' => '6605',
  'StreetDirPrefix' => '',
  'StreetName' => 'AVE N',
  'UnitNumber' => '',
  'City' => 'BIRMINGHAM',
  'PostalCode' => '35228',
   ...
  'ListingStatus' => 'Sold',
  'LotSizeArea' => '0.4',
  'ListDate' => '2005-10-13',
  'ExpirationDate' => '',
  'ParcelAccess' => 'Public Road',
  'ShowingInstructions' => ''
]

StandardNames: 0

(600 elements of data)

[
  'LO2_OrgState' => '',
  'LO2_OrgZip' => '',
  'SO3_BranchOfOrgID' => '',
  'SO3_HiddenOtyID' => '',
  'SO3_ShortName' => '',
  'LV_vow_avm' => 'No',
  ...
  'L_IdxInclude' => 'Yes',
  'L_LastDocUpdate' => ''
]
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answered 2017-07-31 15:36:23 -0500

RETS 1.5 and 1.7.2 required that only the fields with standard names be returned when StandardNames=1. RETS 1.8 and up allows system names to optionally be returned for fields without Standard Name values. We will try to get this into a future release.

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Future release? When? Time table would be appreciated.

haydn gravatar imagehaydn ( 2017-08-01 11:37:23 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-07-31 22:39:39 -0500

Paragon has made no reasonable effort to support RESO Standard Names which is the prime mission of RESO. Thus, without a reasonable level of Standard names mapped to Paragon's cryptic field names, each real estate vendor needs to act independently to map hundreds of cryptically named Paragon proprietary fields to their previous MLS RETS provider's fields and/or Standard Names. Paragon apparently does not advise new MLS clients of this colossal waste of time where each vendor must virtually replicate every other vendor's work, one vendor at a time creating virtually the same MLS specific translation table. We are a NEREN vendor. Our NEREN story is at: http://vendorsupport.paragonrels.com/...

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That is a shame. I might just have to look out for a new MLS vendor if this is the case (which it seems). I feel so bad about this. My development senses are aching.

haydn gravatar imagehaydn ( 2017-08-01 11:37:56 -0500 )edit
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