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XML Feed into Website

Hi ,

I am planning to build a website which would take the input from my CRM (Provides and XML) . PFA the sample XML .

<list last_update="2018-07-25 14:28:01" listing_count="1"><property last_update="2018-07-23 11:31:39"><permit_number>21876</permit_number><reference_number>RC1063</reference_number><offering_type>RS</offering_type><property_type>AP</property_type><price_on_application>No</price_on_application><price>785000</price><city>Dubai</city><community>Al Quoz</community><sub_community>Al Khail Heights</sub_community><property_name>Al Khail Heights Townhouses</property_name><title_en>Brand New  |  Burj Khalifa View  |  1BR</title_en><description_en>Shades Properties is proud to offer this Spacious 1BR for Sale in Al Khail Heights, Building 5B

Property features:

Balcony
811.71 sq ft 
Burj Khalifa view
Building was just handed over, the apartment is brand new 

Selling price: AED 785,000

Convenient payment plan
50% paid
10% on hand over (within 1 month)
40% in two years after hand over, quarterly                                   

Amenities within the Communtiy: 

-Gym
-24 hours security and maintenance service
-Supermarket
-Springdales school      

Dubai’s new and exciting neighborhood, Al Khail Heights, is minutes away from the city center, and provides a secure and exclusive environment for you and your family. It comprising sophisticated apartments and spacious townhouses within a residential community.           

For more info, call Al Khail Heights specialist 050 355 3981. 

Shades Real Estate Broker
ORN: 18320
Office 207, Bay Square 11, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE 
04 430 9264 / 800 SHADES
Website: www.shadesproperties.ae</description_en><amenities>BA,AN,BW,AC,CP,SP,SE,CV,SM,RT,CS,WC</amenities><size>811</size><bedroom>1</bedroom><bathroom>2</bathroom><agent><name>Raluca Crupenschi </name><email>raluca@shadesproperties.ae</email><phone>+971 50 355 3981</phone><license_no>40655</license_no></agent><photo><url last_update="2018-04-09 17:56:30" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/7dSKsCZkpSGWUUNC.</url><url last_update="2018-04-09 17:56:30" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/wGqHclasrIDZtubU.</url><url last_update="2018-04-12 10:10:59" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/Nq3AtY9RVDUDPVMv.</url><url last_update="2018-04-09 17:56:30" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/iWi8Wy5YtYmuwvsc.</url><url last_update="2018-04-09 17:56:30" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/iRMSTjQJvLboe1J2.</url><url last_update="2018-04-09 17:56:30" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/YTJZqeSCFGnFKusv.</url><url last_update="2018-04-09 17:56:30" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/ZcGo8rpmZaOeIaAD.</url><url last_update="2018-04-12 10:10:59" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/PLVtB9XTbHqK4UNH.</url><url last_update="2018-04-09 17:56:30" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/03fPNBZrmsqIPYrC.</url><url last_update="2018-04-12 10:10:59" watermark="Yes">https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/mycrm-pro-accounts-v2/property/full/1300/KjLcdMrucm6asGW9.</url></photo><geopoints>55.253661942606,25.155303852059</geopoints></property></list>

In perch i could see the possibility of integrating an RSS feed with Website . There is one doubt here . The RSS feed will only reflect what information it has onto the website . Is there a possibility via perch where i can store the information from RSS so that even if the link goes down i still have the data intact ?

Titus Saju

Titus Saju 0 points

  • 1 year ago

Looking for an answer here !

Hussein Al Hammad

Hussein Al Hammad 105 points
Registered Developer

Hello Titus,

The RSS feed will only reflect what information it has onto the website . Is there a possibility via perch where i can store the information from RSS so that even if the link goes down i still have the data intact ?

Are you looking to import the data into Perch? If so, you can import the data into a Collection (Perch Runway only): https://docs.grabaperch.com/api/import/collections/

Thanks a lot ! . Just out of curiosity if i need to display the xml data with custom styling i use the RSS feed documentation of perch right ?

Not planning to upgradeto runaway justfor the storing part .

Hussein Al Hammad

Hussein Al Hammad 105 points
Registered Developer

Just out of curiosity if i need to display the xml data with custom styling i use the RSS feed documentation of perch right ?

I don't understand the question. Could you clarify?

Yup no probs ,

The situation is this .

I will be receiving a live feed like the example given above from a custom built CRM . The data is basically property listings with a set of custom fields .

Will it be possible for me to display the listings on the website using the documentation " https://docs.grabaperch.com/perch/content/functions/how-do-i-add-an-rss-feed/ " . I can create a template for the listings so that each listing is displayed in the same format .

If I'm wrong , do let me know as the entire project relies on this .

Hussein Al Hammad

Hussein Al Hammad 105 points
Registered Developer

The documentation you linked to is for adding an RSS feed for a multi-item region. So this is for content stored in Perch. You can generate an RSS feed for any content stored in Perch (Blog posts, Shop products, Collection items, etc).

Your external CRM has a live feed for content that is not stored in Perch. So the solution in the documentation does not apply since the CRM's feed content is not stored Perch.

A more practical approach would be to import the content from the feed into a Runway Collection.