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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.

  • #2
    Anyone?

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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 menu....you click the link, and it'll run the script

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

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        • #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!

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

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

              Under:

              <?php

              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.

                Regards,
                Last edited by slappy; Tue 14th Aug '07, 1:28am.
                Slappy

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

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                  • #10
                    http://www.yoursite.com/admincp/index.php?do=buildbitfields

                    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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