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    I am using UBB lite (Free version) for our club. Today I decided to buy VB hope can provide better BB service to our members.

    Unfortunately after I bought, I found that the data cannot be transferred from UBB lite to VB. This is my fault, I didn't read the articles here before purchase.

    I know some geniuses here found the way to do it, but I could not found any detail or procedure in this forum. Could anybody give me some hints or links about the method?


  • #2
    Hopefully Ed Sullivan will stop by and give you some hints. :)
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    • #3
      Cannot wait... Actually nothing to do in X'mas :D

      I am writing some conversion utilities by using very very old compiler Clipper 5. Now already transferred the Members List, but the threads are quite difficult to make it.



      • #4
        Well, being that I did it bout 8 months ago, I don't know how much I can help. :) But I'll try.

        1. Install memberlist hack to generate memberlist
        2. Change memberlist delimiter in import.php (and make sure you grab the username from the member's info - NOT the memberlist. "_"!= " ")
        3. Freeware stores all member info on 1 line, so you'll have to split the first line of the member file
        4. Rename the RunOnDate.threads to forumX.threads (or .thread -- I forget)
        5. You'll then have to change a lot of fields because they point to the wrong thing.

        Keep in mind that my freeware barely resembled a freeware board so it was probably easier for me to import. Also, I did this with very little PHP knowledge, but I did have significant Perl (well, it _was_ significant :)) knowledge.


        • #5
          Thank you very much for your help.

          I passed this project to my company, they made a conversion program to move users and threads data from UBB Lite to VB and now my club's VB is well running. :D


          I like VB! :cool:



          • #6
            Is there a chance to get this program?


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