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  • Importing on 4.1.8?

    I am new to vbulletin and just switched today, downloaded the 4.1.8 version and wanting to transfer everything over from phbb forums. I downloaded impex but i do not see an import button to upload anything to.

    is impex not available for my version yet or what?

    thanks a lot

  • #2
    Yes, select 4.1.x as the target version.
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    • #3
      i did download the latest version, have it all uploaded via ftp but i cannot see the import settings in the control panel. where do i import the phbb forum to the vbullertin?

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      • #4
        Did you install impex?

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        • #5
          ive uploaded all the files via ftp, do i need to install a .php file or what? ive been following the directions and they just say to upload impex folder, go to your control panel then click import, however i do not see import.

          im obviously missing a step

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          • #6
            im sorry i just dont see what i am missing here, i have uploaded the impex files so that i have /public_html/impex, under that i have all the files and under the systems folder i only have PHBB3. i put the cpnav_impex.xml file in the public_html/includes/xml folder

            now what? if i go to my sites control panel i do not see import anywhere. what am i missing?

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            • #7
              You may need to open a support ticket and ask for the beta version of impex
              I know I downloaded it last week(or the week before) and there was no option for vb 4, but I was also importing into a 3.8 version.
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              • #8
                thanks i just opened a ticket so ill see what they say

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                • #9
                  import now shows up but when i click import this error comes up

                  ImpEx Database error

                  mysql error: Link-ID == false, connect failed

                  mysql error:

                  Date: Friday 18th 2011f November 2011 04:38:53 PM
                  Database:
                  MySQL error:

                  what do i need to edit? im positive i have all the db stuff correct

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                  • #10
                    • everything in the impex upload folder goes into your forum root directory. yoursite.blah/forums
                    • ImpExconfig.php (correct me if im wrong as i dont have it in front of me) is in the includes folder and is what you edit
                    • make sure the .xml is loaded in the cpstyles folder - this will put the links for impex in the admincp

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                    • #11
                      ok i got everything working but here is my question, do i leave my old forums file on the ftp just renamed say forums2? im just confused as how i am to select the info from the phbb that i want in vbulletin


                      or could i just somehow browse to it on my computer since i downloaded the entire forum folder from phbb
                      Last edited by th3godf4th3r; Fri 18 Nov '11, 3:30pm.

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                      • #12
                        good to hear its all working for you now!

                        users, user groups, forums, posts, attachments are what you want. you can always manually import as well if the impex missed something. pages, add-ons, and such

                        importing can be time comsuming, just testing to ensure everything works is teadious.
                        ive always left the files there for a while until i know it all works fine. once saticified with the import ill remove the files. always keep a database backup just in case though.
                        i backup daily, weekly and monthly. i keep 3 months worth of backups. you never know when you will need them. its all up to you though.

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                        • #13
                          ok basically all i want to know is since all i have now is the old forums files downloaded on my computer can i import them if the forum files are on my computer? if not, can i upload them back to the server via ftp?
                          Last edited by th3godf4th3r; Fri 18 Nov '11, 5:56pm.

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                          • #14
                            I am trying to merge 2 Forums, both 4.1.8

                            001 Check and update database works
                            003 Import usergroup works
                            However on Import user and on Import forum i get

                            ImpEx Database error


                            mysql error: Invalid SQL:
                            INSERT INTO vb_user
                            (
                            username, email, usergroupid,
                            importuserid, password, salt,
                            passworddate, options, homepage,
                            posts, joindate, icq,
                            daysprune, aim, membergroupids,
                            displaygroupid, styleid, parentemail,
                            yahoo, showvbcode, usertitle,
                            customtitle, lastvisit, lastactivity,
                            lastpost, reputation, reputationlevelid,
                            timezoneoffset, pmpopup, avatarid,
                            avatarrevision, birthday, birthday_search, maxposts,
                            startofweek, ipaddress, referrerid,
                            languageid, msn, emailstamp,
                            threadedmode, pmtotal, pmunread,
                            autosubscribe, profilepicrevision, lastpostid,
                            sigpicrevision, ipoints, infractions,
                            warnings, infractiongroupids, infractiongroupid,
                            adminoptions
                            )
                            VALUES
                            (
                            'imported_xxx',
                            'xxx',
                            '30',
                            '1',
                            'ca1b9f23ff842785f68e55exxec66d604d',
                            'sI#5t8=Exi49}]GhI`J4N46]-G$>xxz1#',
                            '2011-05-25',
                            '11552983',
                            '',
                            '79',
                            '1304526542',
                            '',
                            '0',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '0',
                            '0',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '2',
                            'Administrator',
                            '0',
                            '1321718298',
                            '1321720844',
                            '1314910787',
                            '10',
                            '1',
                            '',
                            '0',
                            '',
                            '0',
                            '',
                            '0000-00-00',
                            '-1',
                            '1',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '0',
                            '',
                            '0',
                            '0',
                            '36',
                            '36',
                            '-1',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '',
                            '',
                            ''
                            )



                            mysql error: Field 'fbuserid' doesn't have a default value


                            mysql error number: 1364


                            Date: Saturday 19th 2011f November 2011 04:44:53 PM
                            Database: forum
                            MySQL error:


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                            • #15
                              Bossland, please don't hijack others threads, vBulletin 4 to vbulletin 4 imports are not offically supported at this time.

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