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    Does anyone have experience in integrating IDX to a current website? If so, can you give me any ideas on a solution?

    Thanks in advance!
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    I just got this info from my client's MLS provider:
    If you want to use a third party IDX provider to display the MLS listings on your website with a RETS data feed, please verify that RL Hanson-Online.com has capability to upload RETS.
    Can anyone give me any direction on this or tell me what I have to do? It is greatly appreciated!
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    What are the requirements for uploading RETS? If it is like most other data feeds all that is required would be FTP. You should ask them what the upload requirements are for RETS.
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    Matt -
    I visited the RETS | RETS - Real Estate Transaction Standard site and took a look at this page also:
    Variman User's Manual

    I'm not getting it. Do you know anyone familiar with developing webpages with this type of programming?

    It says it can be deployed on linux servers but that it requires a persistent connection to the database and mention PostgreSQL which I've never used.

    I found this to: VieleRETS Documentation which seems to be the recommended one to use for php5...

    Any thoughts or clarifications you can provide me would be greatly appreciated. I don't have a grasp on data feeds as it is...
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    Well first things first I guess:

    pgsql and persistent connections are only available on dedicated servers or VPS.

    vieleRETS on the other hand says this in their requirements page:
    VieleRETS Documentation

    "No database or local repository is required."

    So that eliminates the need for pgsql and persistent connections there.
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    okay - so then it's just a matter of figuring out the coding right? I'm stressed about it as my client's mls will charge $50 to get her set-up with the feed info and I don't want to not be able to implement it, ya know?
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    That is what it would seem like. I did not get in depth to those docs but the PHP / no DB required solution sounds like a good idea, at first glance.

    You should ask the devs if they have a demo acct or demo feed that you can test your scripts with before paying the $50.00
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    You should ask the devs if they have a demo acct or demo feed that you can test your scripts with before paying the $50.00
    This was the response:
    Rapattoni RETS information can be found at this website. Please let us know if you need anything further.

    http://www.rapattoni.com/supp/mls/rets/default.asp



    I'm obtaining a quote from someone who may be able to do this as it seems I have to rely on doing all the research instead of getting any specific information from them.
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    I'd ask them again and tell them you searched their forums, FAQ and wiki and there is no mention of a sample or demo feed. But then if you can get someone else to build it, that's always a good thing too
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    I already have open realty installed on the site, and Transparent Technologies is listed as a RETS host ind developer on the RETS wiki site - I'm going to contact them also.

    fyi: Developers - RETS Community Wiki

    Also, just found this: Variman: Demo

    Thanks!
    Last edited by rlhanson; 09-21-2008 at 01:32 AM. Reason: added link for RETS devs
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