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    Hi. How are you? I'm a 2 week vBulletin newbie.

    How would I go about rebuilding bitfields?

    Can someone give me a step by step? I did search for 'bitfield' on this forum, and someone suggested using the tools.php in the do not upload folder... er.... I'm confused? Sorry!

    Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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    • #3
      In your ACP (Admin Control Panel) Open the VB Options Menu on the left (at the top) and its in that click the link, and it'll run the script


      • #4
        Which menu? Sorry I can't find it? I know the ACP VB Options. But which menu?


        • #5
          you have to be in the debug mod for this! then you see in the settings a link rebuild bitfields ( /index.php?do=buildbitfields )

          bitfuils are also rebuild, after importing a product!


          • #6
            Ok sorry please don't scream at me, but you are talking to a 2 week newbie... what/where is the debug mod?


            • #7
              Add this to config.php to enter into debug mode:



              Add this line:

              $config['Misc']['debug'] = 1;
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              • #8
                Just to avoid any confusion of anyone reading this Thread, "Rebuilding Bitfields" is now handled in the tools.php file.

                To "rebuild bitfields," you run [Bitfield Cache] from tools.php, which you can upload from the do_not_upload folder of the vBulletin package into the AdminCP folder. It "update[s] the bitfields cache from the xml/bitfields_???.xml files found in the /includes/xml/ folder.

                MAKE SURE TO DELETE tools.php AFTER YOU FINISH!!! You won't be able to get back into the AdminCP, itself, with the tools.php file in there.

                Last edited by slappy; Tue 14 Aug '07, 2:28am.


                • #9
                  normale the bitfiles are being rebuild after a product/addon has been uploaded/installed


                  • #10

                    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I hate seeing bad, risky, confusing, or poorly defined information in response to a simple request.

                    The simple and straightforward solution is to modify the above link, log in to ACP, then follow my link in your browser. Done in 5 seconds (safely and easily).


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