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  • Impex for phpbb 3.0.4

    Does Impex work for phpbb 3.0.4?
    It's not importing threads. I've done several phpbb 2.x impex imports with no problems.

  • #2
    Yes, that version is supported.

    What is the reported error from ImpEx during the import ?
    I wrote ImpEx.

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    • #3
      Maybe this will help others with a similiar situation.

      3.0.4 phpbb with 160,000 posts imported via Impex to 3.8.1

      After importing posts I would import private messages, but then all the posts disappeared. Did this twice with same outcome. There was no error message, they just disappeared.

      So I just imported posts and skipped importing PM's and it worked fine.

      *Note* I've read that Phpbb 3.x imports will not import member passwords. Members have to be emailed to reset passwords. That's a character of Phpbb 3.x, not impex. For that reason I am going to transfer all my phpbb 2.x boards to VB instead of updating to phpbb 3.x, so I don't have to go through that mess with members.


      • #4
        Originally posted by Cybermonsters View Post
        After importing posts I would import private messages, but then all the posts disappeared. Did this twice with same outcome. There was no error message, they just disappeared..
        What version of ImpEx was that with ?
        I wrote ImpEx.

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        • #5
          i've installed vbulletin 3.8.1 on localhost, i've created 2 databases (1 for vbulletin and 1 for phpbb 3.0.4) and i've tried to import phpbb db to vbulletin. and from the first module i'm receive this error:

          Altering tables

          ImpEx will now Alter the tables in the vB database to include import id numbers. This is needed during the import process for maintaining references between the tables during an import. If you have large tables (i.e. lots of posts) this can take some time. They will also be left after the import if you need to link back to the original vB userid.
          moderator - importmoderatorid Completed
          usergroup - importusergroupid Completed
          ranks - importrankid Completed
          poll - importpollid Completed
          forum - importforumid Completed
          forum - importcategoryid Completed
          user - importuserid Completed
          style - importstyleid Completed
          thread - importthreadid Completed
          post - importthreadid Completed
          thread - importforumid Completed
          smilie - importsmilieid Completed
          pmtext - importpmid Completed
          avatar - importavatarid Completed
          customavatar - importcustomavatarid Completed
          customprofilepic - importcustomprofilepicid Completed
          post - importpostid Completed
          attachment - importattachmentid Completed
          pm - importpmid Completed
          usernote - importusernoteid Completed
          phrase - importphraseid Completed
          subscription - importsubscriptionid Completed
          subscriptionlog - importsubscriptionlogid Completed

          Valid found tables :

          Possibly custom tables or incorrect prefix :

          acl_groups NOT found.
          acl_options NOT found.
          acl_roles NOT found.
          acl_roles_data NOT found.
          acl_users NOT found.
          attachments NOT found.
          banlist NOT found.
          bbcodes NOT found.
          bookmarks NOT found.
          bots NOT found.
          config NOT found.
          confirm NOT found.
          disallow NOT found.
          drafts NOT found.
          extension_groups NOT found.
          extensions NOT found.
          forums NOT found.
          forums_access NOT found.
          forums_track NOT found.
          forums_watch NOT found.
          groups NOT found.
          icons NOT found.
          lang NOT found.
          log NOT found.
          moderator_cache NOT found.
          modules NOT found.
          poll_options NOT found.
          poll_votes NOT found.
          posts NOT found.
          privmsgs NOT found.
          privmsgs_folder NOT found.
          privmsgs_rules NOT found.
          privmsgs_to NOT found.
          profile_fields NOT found.
          profile_fields_data NOT found.
          profile_fields_lang NOT found.
          profile_lang NOT found.
          ranks NOT found.
          reports NOT found.
          reports_reasons NOT found.
          search_results NOT found.
          search_wordlist NOT found.
          search_wordmatch NOT found.
          sessions NOT found.
          sessions_keys NOT found.
          sitelist NOT found.
          smilies NOT found.
          styles NOT found.
          styles_imageset NOT found.
          styles_template NOT found.
          styles_template_data NOT found.
          styles_theme NOT found.
          topics NOT found.
          topics_posted NOT found.
          topics_track NOT found.
          topics_watch NOT found.
          user_group NOT found.
          users NOT found.
          warnings NOT found.
          words NOT found.
          zebra NOT found.

          If you have all red tables, i.e. none correct this could possible be your table prefix :

          Failed Check database permissions and connection, or table prefix to ensure its correct

          what should i do so i can import the phpbb 3.0.4 db in vbulletin 3.8.1?



          • #6
            i fix it. i forgot to put the table prefix for phpbb database.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Jerry View Post
              What version of ImpEx was that with ?
              I'm having the exact same issue as the OP. Members, PMs, Groups all imported successfully. Threads dont seem to be there.

              ImpEx build version : 1.92
              phpBB 3.0.4
              vBulletinĀ® Version 3.8.1


              • #8
                Please follow the 'After the Import' instructions here:


                Then if you need further assistance please start your own thread with all the relevant details.
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