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What are the SearchQuery and GetObject parameters to download Paragon photos?

asked 2016-09-28 14:37:21 -0600

updated 2016-09-28 14:41:21 -0600

We download all of RETS photos to increase response times and this approach has worked well with Innovia, especially when traffic gets heavy on the RETS server.

Except for using the Paragon field names, which are different for Innovia, the Innovia SearchQuery and GetObject parameters should be unchanged since we have not received any information from the Innovia to Paragon Project Manager with an update on what specifically needs to be changed regarding phRETS parameters to download photos.

These are the Innovia login, SearchQuery and GetObject parameters [with the Innovia field names] which work:

SearchQuery(Property, ResidentialProperty, (OfficialTown=Antrim),(StateOrProvince=NH), array("Limit" => 3000) )

GetObject(Property, Photo, ListingID)

These are the Paragon login, SearchQuery and GetObject parameters [with the Paragon field names] which DO NOT work with the Paragon server:

SearchQuery(Property, ResidentialProperty, (L_City=Antrim),(L_State=NH), array("Limit" => 3000) )

GetObject(Property, Photo, L_ListingID)

What are the proper parameters to download the Paragon photos?

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In your SerachQuery above, shouldn't ResidentialProperty be RE_1?

briansullivan gravatar imagebriansullivan ( 2016-10-05 13:26:57 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-09-29 10:19:13 -0600

The parameters you are passing have not been enabled for your resource. I have notified NEREN staff for their review.

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answered 2016-09-30 14:26:26 -0600

updated 2016-09-30 14:30:18 -0600

GNU Wget is for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP downloads. I'm using phRETS to download using server-side PHP scripts.

This is what happens when there was no project manager assigned to the Innovia to Paragon conversion. Much wasted time and rework! Nobody runs a conversion like this.

I've been downloading photos with Innovia forever. Nobody notified me that this SearchQuery and GetObject feature was disabled with Paragon. I've wasted two days thinking my code was defective when it was an unannounced log thrown in the road by Paragon.

I only download the photos that are missing in a batch run once per day, more or less. This is why my site runs bullet fast because my server is optimized much better than Paragon's RETS server - - all relevant photos and thumbnail information is stored in an SQL database and/or image files. The RETS server is only interrogated for detailed listings one at a time.

Would you please enable this function and advise me of the phRETS SearchQuery and GetObject parameters to get this back working again.

Paragon seems to allow URLs to do this and should have enabled the same for phRETS server-0side access as well: Best Solution: Get the image URLs from Paragon's Media resource. If your profile currently doesn't have access to this, contact your MLS and they should be able to enable access. see:

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I just suggested wget as an option because they (neren) did not enable object returns on the photo queries. I deal with a multi MLS system and many differences like this spring up between different providers. I too am sad to see the object return missing.

-side note, wget can be run from php

berksites gravatar imageberksites ( 2016-10-03 10:17:51 -0600 )edit

I escalated the NEREN management - - the following now works: $getphotos = $rets->GetObject(SEARCH_CLASS, SEARCH_PHOTO, $mls_number); The same script worked with NEREN's previous RETS system.

dcgllc gravatar imagedcgllc ( 2016-11-17 11:52:44 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-09-29 14:48:02 -0600

also to save you some time, there are currently no image description fields.. Neren tells me that they are slated for addition soon.

For downloading, you probably could use wget or something similar?

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