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    I'm trying to do a fresh import of a phpBB2 forum - 2.0.22 and the target is 3.6.7 PL1. I uploaded all the files and I enter the import section in the admincp. When I go to go a test import of a freshly installed phpbb2 forum to see if the import works, I get an error. This one to be exact:

    ImpEx can not read the target database details from impex/ImpExConfig.php OR ../includes/config.php.
    Please enter the target database details in ImpExConfig, or run ImpEx installed opposed to standalone.

    Now, I didn't enter the information into config file for the target database because at one point in the manual, it said I may not need to. So, not I'm guessing with this error, I need to. However, I never created a database with mysql, since I just uploaded all the files myself (rather than doing some sort of auto-intall like I can with phpBB2, where a database is automatically created).

    Anyway, is there a way I can get the information for the target database somewhere? Or do I have to create a database for vB?

  • #2
    OK, I created a database for vBulletin to use and entered the information required for the config file. But, when I go to erase the previous import information, I get this error:

    ImpEx Database errormysql error: Invalid SQL: DELETE FROM datastore WHERE title='ImpExSession';

    mysql error: Table 'thinkth1_vbulletin.datastore' doesn't exist

    mysql error number: 1146

    Date: Friday 06th of July 2007 08:26:29 PM
    Database: thinkth1_vbulletin
    MySQL error: Table 'thinkth1_vbulletin.datastore' doesn't exist


    • #3
      This is usually due to an incorrect table prefix for the source database in ImpexConfig.php
      Kerry-Anne :)

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      • #4
        Are you referring to my first or second post? In either situation, I didn't have anything put for the source table prefix. And if I do need one, how do I find out what it is?


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