Real Estate Manager has options to export your houses to CSV, XML and full XML. In this article we will explain the XML Export and its results.
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose specification for creating custom markup languages. Extensible because it allows its users to define their own elements. Its primary purpose is to help information systems share structured data, particularly via the Internet, and it is used both to encode documents and to serialize data. It is designed to be relatively human-legible.
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In the Admin backend, go to Components>Real Estate Manager> Import/Export and then click on the Export tab.
With the dropdown boxes, choose XML as the Export Type and the Category to export from.
Then click on button Export houses on the top left. By clicking on the link, you can save the export file you just made to your local workstation. Change the name to reflect the category you are exporting.
The XML file export can be opened with an appropriate text editor or XML editor of your choice and edited for subsequent import. Since XML files are quite human-readable, this is an excellent option. PSPad is a fine freeware editor for Windows which supports ANSI, UTF-8 and has many cool options.
PSPad is highly recommended and available from http://www.pspad.com. Make regular backups of your houses.
It is a good idea to do exports of your house categories every now and to keep them safe somewhere as a backup.
This is certainly a good plan before changing Real Estate Manager version for example with an upgrade. With a small note of your House Category names and these exports, you can always restore your Real Estate Manager, real estate booking software, content easily.
For Full XML export please save all apartments images, edocuments, media files from folders:
for next restore at import time.
In the next article we will cover Importing houses into Real Estate Manager