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  • User merge question

    I have no idea were to start (and i have read the manual)

    All i want do do is merge/move user accounts from my old forum to my new forum and thats it

    Can it be done ?

    And were do i start thanks

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    All depends on what your old system is.

    During the user module of most systems when performing the import you have the option to merge on email address, ImpEx then automatically merges the users.
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    • #3
      old forum is vbulletin but i dont realy want to merge, i just want to add the users from the old vbulletin forum to the new vbulletin with out messing up all the users i currently have

      Is there an easy way of doing this and were should i start

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      • #4
        Download Impex from the Members Area. Then follow the online Impex import instructions here:

        http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex
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        • #5
          When I import my old forum into my new forum, the user joindate is not updated.

          My current forum is the newest and all my users rejoined when the old forum (phpbb) crashed. Now I found an old backup and performed an inport and merged users on email. However, the join date is not pushed back in time. How come?

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          • #6
            Not sure I understand what you mean by 'not pushed back. I don't believe there is a joindate from phpBB that is imported.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Markowitch View Post
              When I import my old forum into my new forum, the user joindate is not updated.

              My current forum is the newest and all my users rejoined when the old forum (phpbb) crashed. Now I found an old backup and performed an inport and merged users on email. However, the join date is not pushed back in time. How come?

              Because you are merging the users, ImpEx dosen't attempt differential imports, or overwrite data when importing, especially when it is a user merge.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jerry View Post
                Because you are merging the users, ImpEx dosen't attempt differential imports, or overwrite data when importing, especially when it is a user merge.
                Thanks for the answer . I migth try to push back the join date myself using SQL with inner joins on email. It looks like phpbb2 (where my backup comes from) uses the same format as vbulletin to store the join date.

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