XML feed connection

 
Connecting an XML feed is available to business subscriptions. 

If you’re in real estate, you can connect your XML feed to Lucidpress. Contact your CSM to start the process for enabling your account for an XML feed.

If you use XML, you will need to host an XML document on a public URL and paste the URL into Lucidpress. The XML document needs to be in accordance with the 2017 Zillow Interchange Format. If you would like to see a sample XML file, click here (or see the FAQ section below).
  1. Navigate to the Lucidpress home page. Click the “Data Automation” tab in the left panel. A window will open. Under the correct dataset, add a title to your data source. Make sure XML is selected from the drop-down.
  2. Paste the URL from your XML document and click “Connect!”.

Note: You will need to add the "License Number" node as a subnode to the "Agent" node. See example below:

<Agent>
<FirstName>Alan</FirstName>
<LastName>Smith</LastName>
<EmailAddress>alan.smith@brokersite.com</EmailAddress>
<PictureUrl>http://BrokerSite.com/alanpic.jpg</PictureUrl>
<OfficeLineNumber>206-555-1212</OfficeLineNumber>
<MobilePhoneLineNumber>206-888-1234</MobilePhoneLineNumber>
<FaxLineNumber>206-555-1233</FaxLineNumber>
<LicenseNumber>123456789</LicenseNumber>
</Agent>
When building out your XML file, be sure it follows in accordance with the 2017 Zillow Interchange Format. Below is a sample XML file. 

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<Listings>
    <Listing>
        <Location>
            <Suburb>Brookhurst</Suburb>
			<StreetAddress>520 Setliff</StreetAddress>
            <UnitNumber>75</UnitNumber>
            <City>Adrian</City>
            <State>MN</State>
            <Zip>75904</Zip>
        </Location>
        <ListingDetails>
            <Status>Pending</Status>
            <Price>14900</Price>
			<ListingUrl>http://website.com</ListingUrl>
            <MlsId>54628</MlsId>
			<ProviderListingId>23926</ProviderListingId>
            <VirtualTourUrl>http://website.com</VirtualTourUrl>
			<GSTInclusive>textvalue here</GSTInclusive>
			<LineBusiness>DivisionName</LineBusiness>
        </ListingDetails>
		<RentalDetails>
			<Availability>'Contact For Details' or date here</Availability>
			<PetsAllowed>Yes</PetsAllowed>
		</RentalDetails>			
		<BasicDetails>
			<PropertyType>Townhouse</PropertyType>
			<PropertyTypeDescription>Description here</PropertyTypeDescription>
			<Title>Beautiful Home!</Title>
			<ShortDescription>Short description here. Short description here. Short description here.</ShortDescription>
            <Description>This is a longer description here. This is a longer description here. This is a longer description here. This is a longer description here. This is a longer description here. This is a longer description here. This is a longer description here. This is a longer description here.</Description>
            <Bedrooms>3</Bedrooms>
            <Bathrooms>2</Bathrooms>
            <LivingArea>2037</LivingArea>
			<LotSize>31000</LotSize>
            <YearBuilt>1939</YearBuilt>
			<MortgageeSale>Yes</MortgageeSale>
			<LivingRooms>5</LivingRooms>
        </BasicDetails>
		<SalesInfo>
			<SoldDate>6-15-2016</SoldDate>
			<MethodSale>something</MethodSale>
			<AucTenDateTime>6-15-2016 14:12:00</AucTenDateTime>
			<AucTenLocation>Pillsbury, MN</AucTenLocation>	
		</SalesInfo>
        <Pictures>
            <Picture>
            	<PictureUrl>http://picture.com</PictureUrl>
            </Picture>
        </Pictures>
        <Agent>
            <FirstName>Jennifer</FirstName>
            <LastName>Stansfield</LastName>
            <EmailAddress>jennifer.stansfield@somewebsite.com</EmailAddress>
			<MobilePhoneLineNumber>555.555.1212</MobilePhoneLineNumber>
			<LicenseNum>239493</LicenseNum>
			<BranchRefNo>12435</BranchRefNo>
		</Agent>
		<CoAgent>
			<FirstName>Bill</FirstName>
            <LastName>Jennings</LastName>
            <EmailAddress>bill.jennings@somewebsite.com</EmailAddress>
			<MobilePhoneLineNumber>555.555.1313</MobilePhoneLineNumber>
			<LicenseNum>239494</LicenseNum>
		</CoAgent>
		<SaleAgent>
			<FirstName>Joe</FirstName>
            <LastName>Blake</LastName>
            <EmailAddress>joe.blake@somewebsite.com</EmailAddress>
			<MobilePhoneLineNumber>555.555.1414</MobilePhoneLineNumber>
			<LicenseNum>239434</LicenseNum>
		</SaleAgent>
		<CoSaleAgent>
			<FirstName>Craig</FirstName>
            <LastName>Gano</LastName>
            <EmailAddress>craig.gano@somewebsite.com</EmailAddress>
			<MobilePhoneLineNumber>555.555.1111</MobilePhoneLineNumber>
			<LicenseNum>1352738</LicenseNum>
		</CoSaleAgent>
        <Office>
            <StreetAddress>1313 South Frisco</StreetAddress>
            <UnitNumber>24</UnitNumber>
            <City>Adrian</City>
            <State>MN</State>
            <Zip>75904</Zip>
            <OfficeName>Real Estate Company Branch Name</OfficeName>
        </Office>
		<OpenHouses>
			<OpenHouse>
				<Date>6-15-2016</Date>
				<StartTime>15:30</StartTime>
				<EndTime>17:30</EndTime>
			</OpenHouse>
		</OpenHouses> 
		<Fees>
			<Fee> 
				<FeeAmount>200</FeeAmount>
			</Fee>
		</Fees>
		<Schools>
			<District>Alpine</District>
			<Elementary>Legacy</Elementary>
			<Middle>West Mountain</Middle>
			<High>Pleasant Grove</High>
		</Schools>
		<Neighborhood>
			<Name>Hansen Ranch</Name>
		</Neighborhood>
        <RichDetails>
			<ArchitectureStyle>Modern</ArchitectureStyle>
			<Attic>Yes</Attic>
			<Basement>Yes</Basement>
			<CoolingSystem>Forced Air</CoolingSystem>
			<Fireplace>Wood Stove</Fireplace>
			<HeatingSystem>Gas</HeatingSystem>
			<HottubSpa>Yes</HottubSpa>
			<NumParkingSpaces>3</NumParkingSpaces>
			<OnsiteLaundry>In home</OnsiteLaundry>
			<ParkingType>Garage</ParkingType>
			<Pool>Yes</Pool>
			<RoofType>Metal</RoofType>
			<TennisCourt>Yes</TennisCourt>
			<FencedYard>Yes</FencedYard>
			<Furnished>Yes</Furnished>
        </RichDetails>
		<Misc>
			<Item>Item 1: Some customers use this to highlight the top selling features of the home.</Item>
			<Item>Item 2</Item>
			<Item>Item 3</Item>
			<Item>Item 4</Item>
			<Item>Item 5</Item>
		</Misc>			
    </Listing>
</Listings>

 

If you are connecting your property listings, you can connect the listing data through your MLS, XML (such as Zillow), or through Google Sheets. Below is a list of supported fields that can be pulled into Lucidpress depending on the data source method. Depending on how you connect your listings to Lucidpress, some fields might not be supported. Please email support@lucidpress.com for updates on new fields.

 

  MLS XML Google Sheets
MLS Number x x x
Address x x x
Unit x x x
City x x x
State x x x
Zip x x x
Subdivision x x x
Office x x x
Office Address x x x
Title NA x x
Status x x x
List Date x NA x
List Price x x x
Sold Price x NA  x
List Agent Name x x x
List Agent Number x x x
List Agent Email x x x
List Agent Phone x x x
List Coagent Name x NA  x
List Coagent Number x NA  x
List Coagent Email x NA  x
List Coagent Phone x NA  x
Square Feet x x x
Bedrooms x x x
Bathrooms x x x
Room Dimensions x NA x
Lot Size x x x
Foundation x NA  x
Roof x x x
Year Built x x x
School District x x x
Short Description x x x
Long Description x x x
Website x x x
Fireplaces x x x
Cooling x x x
Heating x x x
Laundry Features x x x
Interior Features x NA x
Exterior Features x NA  x
Directions x NA  x
County x NA  x
Style x x
Construction x NA x
Stories x NA  x
Lot Description x NA  x
Association Fee x x
Parking x x x
Elementary School x x x
Middle School x x x
High School x x x
Upload Images vis Feed x x  NA
Property Feature 1 NA x Coming soon  
Property Feature 2 NA  x Coming soon 
Property Feature 3 NA  x Coming soon  
Property Feature 4 NA  x Coming soon  
Property Feature 5 NA  x Coming soon 

 

 

 

Additional features

Go to your brand settings and enable/disable automatic image uploads to Lucidpress from your data feed. When a data item is selected in your document and you click "images", the images will autopopulate and give you easy access to images directly related to your listing.
If you are connecting your data through Zillow or an MLS, images might be automatically uploaded to each row. This depends on how the MLS or Zillow feed pushes data to Lucidpress, so it’s possible your images will not import. To add images to a Google Sheet data source (or if your images are not imported from Zillow/MLS), connect the data source to Lucidpress. Then, follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the Lucidpress home page. Click the “Data Automation” tab in the left panel. A window will open.
  2. Click “View Data” next to the data source.
  3. On the right of each row, you will see the option to upload photos to the specific row.

    To learn how to access these images when you are in a document, click here.

Allow only certain users to see data items from your data source. Do this by creating a column called "User Data Restrictions" in your dataset and input the emails of the users who can access the data separated by a semicolon. Then, go to your data automation manager in Lucidpress and click the three dots next to the data set. Click "enable data restrictions". Click OK to confirm.

 

Note: leave a data row empty to allow all users to access the data. If you put any emails in the data restriction column, only the users who have their email placed in the row will see that data in Lucidpress.
 

 

How to use data automation

Once your data is connected to Lucidpress, you will need to convert plain text in your templates and documents to smart fields. Smart fields allow information to auto-fill an entire document. If your document already has custom smart fields, you may need to replace them with smart fields from your new data source.

To add a smart field, highlight or place your cursor where you want to insert the smart field. Go to the top menu and click “Insert > Smart Field” and then choose your data source and add the correct column. A placeholder will be added to your document.

To learn more about smart fields, click here.
  1. Open your file in Lucidpress
  2. If you want to populate a certain text box, select the text box first
  3. Choose the data icon in the left content pane
  4. Search for the row you’re looking for
  5. Select the row and click, “Apply to Object” or "Apply to Document" if you want it to be applied to the entire document. Your document auto-fills with the information.

To update a row, edit your Google Sheet. If you are using your MLS or Zillow, the list will automatically update with new listings.

 

A row from your data source might have images you can quickly access. Admins can upload these photos. To learn how to upload the images to a row, click here.
  1. Open your file in Lucidpress
  2. If you want to populate a certain text box, select the text box first (the data needs to be applied before you can access the images)
  3. Choose the data icon in the left content pane
  4. Search for the row you’re looking for
  5. Select the row and click, “Apply to Object” or "Apply to Document" if you want it to be applied to the entire document.
  6. In the left, click the “Images” tab to see any images tied to that row. Drag and drop to add it to your document.
 

 

FAQ

If you are connecting your property listings, you can connect the listing data through your MLS, XML (such as Zillow), or through Google Sheets. Below is a list of supported fields that can be pulled into Lucidpress depending on the data source method. Depending on how you connect your listings to Lucidpress, some fields might not be supported. Please email support@lucidpress.com for updates on new fields. 

 

  MLS XML Google Sheets
MLS Number x x x
Address x x x
Unit x x x
City x x x
State x x x
Zip x x x
Subdivision x x x
Office x x x
Office Address x x x
Title NA x x
Status x x x
List Date x NA x
List Price x x x
Sold Price x NA  x
List Agent Name x x x
List Agent Number x x x
List Agent Email x x x
List Agent Phone x x x
List Coagent Name x NA  x
List Coagent Number x NA  x
List Coagent Email x NA  x
List Coagent Phone x NA  x
Square Feet x x x
Bedrooms x x x
Bathrooms x x x
Room Dimensions x NA x
Lot Size x x x
Foundation x NA  x
Roof x x x
Year Built x x x
School District x x x
Short Description x x x
Long Description x x x
Website x x x
Fireplaces x x x
Cooling x x x
Heating x x x
Laundry Features x x x
Interior Features x NA x
Exterior Features x NA  x
Directions x NA  x
County x NA  x
Style x x
Construction x NA x
Stories x NA  x
Lot Description x NA  x
Association Fee x x
Parking x x x
Elementary School x x x
Middle School x x x
High School x x x
Upload Images vis Feed x x NA 
Property Feature 1 NA x Coming soon  
Property Feature 2 NA  x Coming soon 
Property Feature 3 NA  x Coming soon  
Property Feature 4 NA  x Coming soon  
Property Feature 5 NA  x Coming soon 
 
 
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