Understanding Web Upload Logs and XML Files


REST Professional Web Advertising allows you to pass the rental or sales property advertising details, photographs, floor plans and virtual tour links to any participating Internet Real Estate advertising service. The data is transferred between locations via XML formatted files.

Each portal has its own XML or data format and the data is sent directly via FTP to the portal server from REST Professional at the client's site.  

To verify information that is being uploaded from REST Professional  to the portals, you can check the web upload log which will provide you information on the time and date that the upload was completed and if successful.  You can also view information in each XML which gives information of the particulars of each property, price, number of bedrooms, available dates etc. and all relevant information that was uploaded to each portal.

This document will cover:-

  • Locating and checking the Web Upload Log File
  • Locating and checking the Uploaded XML Files

Locating and Checking the Web Upload Log File

Locating and Checking the Uploaded XML Files

  1. Go to Help > About REST > REST Info

  2. Click on the File Locations Folder, note the path located to the right

  3. Browse to the location through your Windows Explorer on your Computer

  4. Locate the file called WebUpload.log

  5. Open the file, and scroll to the very bottom, this will show you a date and time log of what websites were uploaded to and if it was successful or not

Locating and Checking the Uploaded XML Files

  1. Go into the Log folder as above instructions Sort the files by Date Modified, so you can locate the most recent files in this folder
  2. Locate the .zip file/s that uploaded at the date and time you require, there will be on .zip file for each website you upload to. Note: REST Professional will only keep the most recent 10 uploaded files
  3. Open the .zip file and it will now show you the images that went with the information. The information is stored in the .xml file

  4. Open the .xml file and you will now be able to locate all property information that uploaded to that particular website

  5. You may need to at some stage send these to the particular third party (i.e. Realestate.com.au or Domain.com.au) to investigate if your properties are not appearing for an example.

  6. All the advertising information relating to the property from REST Professional will be included on the XML feed including any updates made

24/02/2017 8:57 am AEDT

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