Rightmove.co.uk provides a facility to it’s agents for bulk upload properties on their site. Agent’s create a blm file, attach media files, compress these as a zip file and upload to a ftp folder specified by rightmove.co.uk. This is(rightmove) now a standard around europe for realty sites. I’ve built a php class that parse rightmove data files, move attached media to folders, return processed data as array.
Few important notes,
1 . This class deals with zip file, so you’ve to upload zip file, if not so – you have to modify class as you need.
2. You must have to define the blm file properly. BLM file must contains header properly such as “field value separator”, “line separator”, “total properties” etc.
Here is the class file –