How To Use The Link Structure for Loading MLS Content

Date: January 3rd, 2011 | Category: dsIDXpress


With dsIDXpress you can load property search results and individual property details based on a relatively simple URL structure. The URL structure always starts with /idx/, so if your domain name is yourblog.com, the dsIDXpress “virtual” pages would always start with http://www.yourblog.com/idx/. You can display search results from the MLS based on a number of different link structures.

Note: All search results are currently limited to 500 properties maximum; please read our blog post on this issue for our reasonings. If you’re simply looking to display listings from a particular city, community, tract, or zip without any other filters, you can link to the search results according to the following:

Sample Link:

yourblog.com/idx/city/los-angeles – Shows 500 newest listings in Los Angeles, ordered by newest first.

yourblog.com/idx/area/the-village – Shows all of the listings (since total is less than 250) in “The Village” community/tract, ordered by newest first.

yourblog.com/idx/zip-92651 – Shows all of the listings (since total is less than 250) in the 92651 zip code, ordered by newest first.

yourblog.com/idx/860 – Shows all of the listings (since total is less than 250) that match the criteria in the Link ID 860 that was created in your Diverse Solutions Control Panel. Note: This is currently available for dsSearchAgent Pro users.

There’s a ton of other ways to use the link structure to load MLS content. Below is a list of ALL of the different search URL parameters that can be used with dsIDXpress links. Each of these parameters need to be prefixed with:

idx-q-

Neither the parameter nor the parameter names are case sensitive. To use these parameters, you will need to follow this format:

yourblog.com/idx/?parameter&parameter&parameter

…starting with a question mark and separating each parameter with an ampersand.

List of Parameters:

Additionally, these two parameters can be used for sorting the results:

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