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API Integrations - Property Field Differences

Our Channel Management feature is extremely powerful and can greatly simplify your channel advertising. Learn how it works by reading our Channel Management Overview article.  The most powerful part of our Channel Management is the API Integrations we have with certain channel partners.

However, each API Integrated channel has different sets of fields they support with lots of overlap between them. Even if they support the same field, there are differences in what the field means or how you are limited in using it.

One of the most common areas of confusion is with the property descriptions.  Every API Integrated channel has different descriptions (Headline, Summary, Short Description) that they show and different limits on the size.  Some require them to be used, others don't require them, and still others might ignore them entirely.

The table below shows the description fields in OwnerRez alongside the channels' version of the same field and what each supports.

bold = field is required
Min = minimum length of text required, if the field is used
Max = maximum length of text allowed

OwnerRez HomeAway & VRBO Airbnb TripAdvisor
Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max Field Name Min Max
Name 1 64 Property Name --- 30 Internal Name --- 20      
Headline 10 80 Headline 20 80 Listing Title 10 50 Listing Title 1 80
Summary --- 80 Summary --- 80            
Description --- 20,000 Description 400 10,000       Description 300 5,000
Short Description --- 10,000       Listing Description / Summary 1 500 Search Page Description 300 5,000
Year Purchased 4 4 Year Purchased 4 4            
Owner Listing Story --- 10,000 About You --- 2,000            
Why Purchased --- 10,000 Why This Property? --- 2,000            
Unique Benefits --- 10,000 Unique Benefits --- 2,000            
Interaction With Guests --- 10,000       Guest Interaction --- 10,000 Interaction with Guests --- 750
Guest Access --- 10,000       Guest Access --- 10,000      
Accommodations Summary --- 80 Accommodations Additional Information --- 1,000            
Accommodations Detail --- 10,000       The Space --- 10,000

Accommodations Summary

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descriptions.interior

300 5,000
Features Description --- 10,000       Other Things to Note --- 10,000 Features Description 300 5,000
Location Description --- 10,000 Location Description --- 2,000 Neighborhood Overview --- 10,000 Describe the Area 300 5,000
Getting There --- 10,000       Transit --- 10,000  Getting There --- 5,000
Getting Around --- 10,000             Getting Around --- 65,535
Other Activities --- 10,000 Location Additional Information --- 2,000            
Rate Notes --- 20,000                  
Unit Description --- 10,000                  
Directions --- 10,000       Directions --- 10,000      
Check-In Instructions --- 10,000       Check-In Instructions --- 10,000      
Bedroom Details --- 1,000 Bedroom Details --- 1,000            
Bathroom Details --- 1,000 Bathroom Details --- 1,000            
Internet Info --- 10,000       Wifi/House Manual --- 10,000