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    Floris
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  • Floris
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    Then crimson's path is the way to go.

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  • rcahanap
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  • rcahanap
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    Data Manager

    Crimson! Thanks!

    Oh nice! I'll check out that link.

    I'm new to vBulletin, but not new to programming. I see that link contains functions that will allow me to do what I want.

    My only problem now is that there will be forums in my design that will act as categories that the forums will be contained in. I will have to figure out how to use this Data Manager to do this.

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  • rcahanap
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  • rcahanap
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    board = vBulletin

    Floris,

    I forgot to mention, the board is an instance of vBulletin.

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  • rcahanap
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  • rcahanap
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    1 board, 80 forums

    Hi Floris,

    My plan is to have 1 board (= 1 website), with 80 different forum topics.

    So I would think that this is only 1 license, which I have.

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  • Crimson Shadow
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    The best way I can think of is to export your Excel file into a CSV, and use PHP's fgetcsv() to parse it. From there, iterate through your data and use vBulletin's forum datamanager to create the forums. You should be able to get a more detailed picture on how the datamanager works by reading some of the code in admincp/forum.php.

    Also, off-topic, but the API documentation is still showing at version 3.7.

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  • Floris
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  • Floris
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    Can you answer these questions?

    1) What soft of forum are we talking about, phpBB, vBulletin?

    2) Are we talking about 1 board with 80 forums on it, or

    3) are we talking about 80 boards each with their own forums?

    If (1 = TRUE && 3 = TRUE) { question($licensed * 80); // ? }

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  • rcahanap
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  • rcahanap
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    Import to table?

    Hi! I haven't received any response for my post so I went ahead and did a little digging.

    I checked the mySQL database on my website and found a table called "forum". I was thinking of analyzing this table and figure out a way to import my Excel spreadsheet through the phpMyAdmin utilities.

    Has anyone ever done this before? Are there any issues which I should be aware of before trying to do something like this?

    Thank you for any response!

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  • rcahanap
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    automating forum creation

    If I have a list of 80 forums that I want to create on my website, is there away to write PHP code to create them?

    I currently have a list of these 80 forums in Excel.

    I tried searching in this forum and on GOOGLE for the answer, but could not find any answer.

    Is there a link within these forums that someone can point me to?
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