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pogo
29 Jan 2003, 15:12
The importer is now available in the Members Area at

http://www.vbulletin.com/members/imports.html
or
http://www.vbulletin-germany.com/members/imports.html

I have heard all the requests for an Invision Power Board 1.1/1.2 import script and now it is done (I hope).
It is possible that it could work with all vB 2.2.x versions but I have tested it only with vB 2.2.9+. I don't know how much bbimport.php changed over the versions and if it will work with older ones.

It imports users, custom avatars, usergroups, buddys, categories, forums, threads, posts, attachments, polls, private messages, private message folders, subscribed forums and subscribed threads.

To make it easy to use it is written as a plugin like all the other official importers.


Requirements: vBulletin and IPB 1.1/1.2 on the same MySQL server. It doesn't matter if they are in the same or in different databases (but different databases need the same MySQL user/pass).


Sucsessful imported IPBs
http://www.aximsite.com/boards


01/30/03 imports usergroups

Dean C
29 Jan 2003, 17:39
Sounds very nice pogo - i'm sure a lot of people will thank your for this :)

- miSt

sbywebs
29 Jan 2003, 21:00
3 days late for me :-/

But i still have my old IPB boards online if you would like to test it.

Gohan
30 Jan 2003, 04:22
I have vB 2.2.9 and inVision 1.1

if you need someone tester or whatevers.. you could send PM to me and i wish helped to you :)

colicab-d
30 Jan 2003, 11:03
like wise i have an old ib database on my server and am now running vb 2.2.9

pogo
30 Jan 2003, 11:27
Originally posted by colicab-d
like wise i have an old ib database on my server and am now running vb 2.2.9

Is it a 1.1 database?

I am sure that the import script is not compatible with IPB 1.0.1 because of all the changes between 1.0.1 and 1.1.

colicab-d
30 Jan 2003, 18:38
its 1.1 rc 1 :D and it was converted from 1.0.1 after they released 1.1 :D

DWZ
31 Jan 2003, 13:54
You are going to be loved by a lot of people now pogo :)

pogo
31 Jan 2003, 16:57
Originally posted by DWZ
You are going to be loved by a lot of people now pogo :)

You don't know how much love I put into this importer. Now I need all the love I can get. :p

Dean C
31 Jan 2003, 17:51
Just curious - how long did it take you?

- miSt

pogo
31 Jan 2003, 19:45
Hmm I would say about 10 hours of work. Don't know exactly.

Good thing was that the import script for WWWThreads has been a nice inspiration.

1 tester replied and had no problems. More to come.

C.Birch
01 Feb 2003, 23:51
i had alot of probs with it :(

1) it added some users has admin, supermods and so on.
2) added some users to more then one group.
3) added people to your contacts list that where not on it.
4) imports all smilies and tags has html

:( oh well i just dont a clean install of vb now and people have had to resign up because i could not get this to work.

Seany
02 Feb 2003, 01:43
Hey pogo, could I use it? I've e-mailed you, but I haven't gotten a reply back yet :(

Anyways, I really need this! And yes, it is a 1.1 database.

pogo
12 Feb 2003, 22:57
Originally posted by C.Birch
i had alot of probs with it :(

1) it added some users has admin, supermods and so on.
2) added some users to more then one group.
3) added people to your contacts list that where not on it.
4) imports all smilies and tags has html

1) Hard to say where the problem is, in my 2 test boards all users and usergroups were imported correctly.

2) This isn't possible in vB2 because one user can only belong to one usergroup. Perhaps two users have the same name?

3) Yup. I am working on this right now....DONE!

4) This is already done.

JasonP
14 Feb 2003, 18:22
I need this importer for invision 1.1 to vbulletin, where do I get it?

Thanks

Peter204
18 Feb 2003, 22:37
I sent an email off pogo :)

pogo
18 Feb 2003, 23:05
Originally posted by C.Birch
1) it added some users has admin, supermods and so on.
2) added some users to more then one group.

I guess both of these errors are related to users that are in mgroup=0 (mgroup = usergroup) or any other undefined usergroup (don't know yet how this can happen).

I will add some checks to avoid this.

Peter204
24 Feb 2003, 17:14
Any progress on this? :)

pogo
24 Feb 2003, 17:46
Yes, this is solved.
There is only one other thing with importing the rights of the standard usergroups which I want to do before sending out the next batch of scripts. Hopefully in a couple of days.

Rapid Gaming
24 Feb 2003, 18:20
I installed it as you know Pogo, and it works GREAT, well done and thank you.

Demo is here: http://forums.gamewizards.net

f-a_org
26 Feb 2003, 15:47
Can anyone post Screenshots of the Script ?

pogo
26 Feb 2003, 18:01
It looks like any other official import script.

Basically it just says:
"Next thing to import is the users"
Start import <- Button

"Next thing to import is the usergroups"
Start import <- Button

And so on. :)

Just launch one of the import scripts and you will see it.

WickedVixsen
26 Feb 2003, 22:55
Where can we get this script ? I'd love to give it a try.

Rapid Gaming
28 Feb 2003, 15:20
I'd just like to add, DO NOT PM ME FOR IT, I will not send it you!

Peter204
28 Feb 2003, 15:53
Well, was only asking... a polite no from the start would've been nice.

So much for a community helping each other..

Anyway, Pogo still looking forward to receiving it! :) Thanks a ton!

pogo
28 Feb 2003, 16:26
And I will send it to you!

Please give me some time. I know that every second is too long when you are waiting. :)

Peter204
28 Feb 2003, 17:50
I don't mind about waiting, you're creating something to help us. :)

WickedVixsen
28 Feb 2003, 23:13
EEK I did email Pogo :) but not Game Wizards !!

I'll wait patiently <G> ...or perhaps impatiently, but I'll wait LOL

TeEq
01 Mar 2003, 10:19
pogo can you sent to me ... teeq@irc.pl

pogo
03 Mar 2003, 12:58
I sent out the latest import script version to the users who have sent me an email.

If you are one of these and didn't get the import script it is because I am not at home and don't have access to all emails here.

Please send it again.

Peter204
03 Mar 2003, 13:39
PM sent ;)

Thanks for the great contribution!

Peter204
03 Mar 2003, 20:07
Worked great! :)

Da`Nacho
07 Mar 2003, 07:16
I have sent an email requesting this script... hope to have it in my hands soon so I can convert my forums back to vBulletin.

hockyfan
11 Mar 2003, 11:58
Originally posted by Da`Nacho
I have sent an email requesting this script... hope to have it in my hands soon so I can convert my forums back to vBulletin.
Sent an email as well via the link in the first post; no response as of yet...


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nissanpower
12 Mar 2003, 01:05
pogo, can you please send me the importer script to webmaster@nissanpower.net? Thank you!!!!

kyzen
12 Mar 2003, 05:31
Hey pogo, just got vBul, upgrading from invision, will test it out,
but I have vBul 2.3.0 :o hope it work ;)

kyzen
12 Mar 2003, 05:56
can you email it to me again mate? the rar you send me was corrupt! Thanks Champ, kenny@ncable.net.au

crowfield99
12 Mar 2003, 19:49
How can I download this hack? I cant sem to download it and yes I am a valid VBulletin Member.

Da`Nacho
13 Mar 2003, 04:38
I got the script from pogo, I ended up hunting him down on the vBulletin-Germany forums though.

It's definately a rough script. but it worked and I got all the posts and users converted.

Those of you who do get the script should watch out for:

usergroups are converted, but instead of putting admin, moderator, super moderator, registered, etc in the existing vBulletin usergroups the script seems to make all new usergroups with similar names, and then imports all the users adding them to these new usergroups. It's not a big deal really, if you are versed in MySQL you can fix this with a few commands.
My account was imported to the forum and instead of replacing userid 1 it was given userid 2, which makes me the second user in the database and as such some admin functions in vB are visible to userid 1. Again, this was easily fixed with some MySQL commands meant to search and replace userids.
Forum options and permissions are not converted, or are converted poorly.


There were some other issues but they were minor, and all in all I am extremely grateful for the converter pogo wrote. CandidForums are now back on Vbulletin, where they belong. :p

crowfield99
13 Mar 2003, 06:44
Thank you very much for that, I didn't know you could not download it from here!

Thanks again :cool:

pogo
13 Mar 2003, 09:47
Originally posted by Da`Nacho
Those of you who do get the script should watch out for:

usergroups are converted, but instead of putting admin, moderator, super moderator, registered, etc in the existing vBulletin usergroups the script seems to make all new usergroups with similar names, and then imports all the users adding them to these new usergroups. It's not a big deal really, if you are versed in MySQL you can fix this with a few commands.
My account was imported to the forum and instead of replacing userid 1 it was given userid 2, which makes me the second user in the database and as such some admin functions in vB are visible to userid 1. Again, this was easily fixed with some MySQL commands meant to search and replace userids.
Forum options and permissions are not converted, or are converted poorly.


IPB has 4 default usergroups (admin, members, guest, awaiting confirmation). Users out of these groups are imported in the corresponding vB usergroups. Every other IPB usergroup is a custom one and created for vB.
The only thing where vBulletin relies on userids exclusivley is the viewing and pruning of the adminlog. You can change the userid in admin/config.php.
The systems are very different in saving forum permissions. No I won't try to include it and you learn how to set forum permissions. ;) The importer imports all forum settings that can be imported, I hope.

AlexanderT
13 Mar 2003, 12:52
I want to add that I successfully converted my IB 1.1 board to VB 2.2.9. Not only this - Pogo was *very* responsive to my emails and suggestions and I couldn't think of any better support.

Thanks again, Pogo.

[hhhh]
23 Mar 2003, 10:19
Pogo , PLease send for me your script to email webnhkv@yahoo.com or nguyenvu@yeuamnhac.com

Sinko
24 Mar 2003, 00:01
Hey, send me a copy over at craigmaloof@cfl.rr.com please.

bspiller82
27 Mar 2003, 19:38
Yes same here. Where do I get this please?

Eyes on me
28 Mar 2003, 10:13
When i covert from IBF 1.1.1 to vBB 2.3.0, the vBB said me input the Admin user.

But when I covert from IBf 1.1 to vBB 2.3.0, the covert successful

Who can help me covert from IBF 1.1.1 to vBB 2.3.0 :(

Soryy for my english bad :(

pogo
28 Mar 2003, 13:16
I just tested an import from IPB 1.1.1 to vB 2.3.0 without any error.

You'll have to be more specific about the error you got.



I will send you the script if you send me an email. The address is in the first post.

Emrys
01 Apr 2003, 13:24
I am getting to the point right after you set the database name and prefix, and then it kicks me out saying I don't have administrator privileges. Anybody else get this? All the information seems correct, and I can log into the board fine and change my password. But when I get to that point where it imports usergroups, it locks me outta the admin panel and I can't get back in.

I am using the right username/password for the databases, and everything seems to be fine as far as configuration is concerned. I just get dumped out. My vbulletin username has the right settings to be an administrator in the database.

What am I missing?

Thanks

Jagang
04 Apr 2003, 23:16
Hey pogo I have a challenge for ya. I have a Xoops site running IPB 1.1.1 as a module that I need converted to vB 2.3.0 Intergrated with vBPortal 3 Beta. Think your script can manage that? If so please forward a copy over to webmaster@evhallion.com If not, thanks anyways.

Fallout2man
08 Apr 2003, 01:36
Send a copy of your script over to my email, fallout2man@hotmail.com if you can please.

and why haven't you just posted this allready? Wouldn't it be much easier to just have a public beta test? If you want to make it more private that's understandable but why the whole email thing? Why not either public or private only testing, just seems a bit odd to me.

pogo
08 Apr 2003, 16:04
First I didn't say "post your email address and I will send you the script". My instructions of how I want this to go are clear I think.

No I didn't want a public beta test because of all the screaming that could come up if there were bad bugs in the script. I wanted to have the links to the IPBs just to see where the importer is being tested therefor the email. Plus I don't want to copy all the emails out of this thread and paste them into my email program.

So please write me an email if you want to test the script or wait until vB3 is out and an official importer is released.

Lord Man
15 Apr 2003, 15:40
Pogo, plase send it to me :)

Cyclonus
16 Apr 2003, 13:29
Just sent you an e-mail pogo. I need this script badly.

Lord Man
17 Apr 2003, 22:49
04-01-03 at 01:24 PM Emrys said this in Post #48 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=376307#post376307)
I am getting to the point right after you set the database name and prefix, and then it kicks me out saying I don't have administrator privileges. Anybody else get this? All the information seems correct, and I can log into the board fine and change my password. But when I get to that point where it imports usergroups, it locks me outta the admin panel and I can't get back in.

I am using the right username/password for the databases, and everything seems to be fine as far as configuration is concerned. I just get dumped out. My vbulletin username has the right settings to be an administrator in the database.

What am I missing?

Thanks
Me 2 Pogo

i have test the hack on 3 forums
2 work good, and 1 say that to me :
Database error in vBulletin Control Panel 2.2.9:

Invalid SQL: SELECT g_id AS importusergroupid,g_view_board AS canview,g_mem_info AS canviewmembers,
g_other_topics AS canviewothers,g_use_search AS cansearch,g_email_friend AS canemail,
g_edit_profile AS canmodifyprofile,g_post_new_topics AS canpostnew,
g_reply_own_topics AS canreplyown,g_reply_other_topics AS canreplyothers,
g_edit_posts AS caneditpost,g_delete_own_posts AS candeleteownpost,
g_open_close_posts AS canopenclose,g_delete_own_topics AS candeletethread,
g_post_polls AS canpostpoll,g_vote_polls AS canvote,g_use_pm AS canusepm,
g_is_supmod AS ismoderator,g_access_cp AS cancontrolpanel,g_title AS title,
g_max_mass_pm AS maxbuddypm
FROM forum.ibf_groups
ORDER BY importusergroupid
LIMIT 0,4
mysql error: select command denied to user: '***@localhost' for table 'ibf_groups'

mysql error number: 1142

Date: Thursday 17th of April 2003 03:42:13 PM
Script: http://www.***.net/vb/vb/importers/bbimport_invib.php
Referer: http://www.***.net/vb/importers/bbimport_invib.php

Cyclonus
17 Apr 2003, 23:07
I ran it earlier, and everything imported just fine. Thanks pogo!

pogo
18 Apr 2003, 09:11
Yesterday at 10:49 PM Lord Man said this in Post #54 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=383508#post383508)
mysql error: select command denied to user: '***@localhost' for table 'ibf_groups'

mysql error number: 1142


Something is wrong with your mysql user settings. Ask your host about it.

b3nnyboy
19 Apr 2003, 13:28
Great hack, many thanks pogo :)

fred70
22 Apr 2003, 05:24
can someone please send me the file, thanx (email also sent to pogo)

fred70
22 Apr 2003, 13:31
ANYBODY AROUND ???

IM GOIN' CRAZY :banana:, SOMEONE ?

fred70
23 Apr 2003, 17:51
k, the script works great, a few of the user permissions didn't get transferred, but thats not a big problem. imported from IPB 1.1 to vB 2.3.0, recommend this script to all.

anyway, vB doesn't have enough hacks/mods, and after the original programmer left, vB has not made much progress. I'm going back to Invision Board (although some features might have been copied from vB). Since it's FREE and is getting better by the day, there are much more hacks/mods available. Not too many hackers around vB anymore because of the license issue. vB was the best, now competition is over-taking it, vB saw a chance to cash in on its software, now since competition is equally good and most importantly FREE, majority use IPB.

vB should get rid of the license to get more people supporting this software, more people = more hackers = more mods = even more people = then vB can think of cashing in on their software (sell priority support, etc while still allowing free use of vB - do wat IPB is doing !). If there are more people working on the software, then the development time will reduce... whats the point in me saying all this...
all that is left to say is that 'if vB continues like this, it's gonna die a slow death'. i dont mean any offence to anyone.

and for god-sake, improve the default skin - it WILL NO DOUBT improve vB's overall image.

gerlando
23 Apr 2003, 17:59
Pogo, sent you an email last night. Waiting for a reply :)

Emrys
24 Apr 2003, 13:55
Got this script work ( sorta ). Had to change my admin user to a different usergroup and then it went through. There are 2 "Administrator" groups now, and only one is valid. There is a ID 6 and an ID 9. I assume ID 6 is the original vB Administrator Group ID. This is the one that isn't valid.

I don't see that this script takes care of the userbase correctly. A lot of my Invision registered users are marked as unregistered in vB, and most of the unregistered users in Invision are now members in vB.

All my posts came over correctly though. So that is cool. But I can't have a database that is this messed up. I don't think vB3 will be very nice when it comes time to upgrade and the database isn't in the format it expects/wants.

Haven't even gotten to the point where I can check permissions, because all the users are screwed up. So I have no info about that at this point.

Am I doing something wrong? I know Pogo says he's done it a bunch of times, and others say they have as well. Are you guys having these same issues?

I am using Invision 1.1.2 which has the same database structure as 1.1 ( only different is security issues in the code ) and vBulletin 2.2.9.

Thanks

gerlando
25 Apr 2003, 01:02
I did a test run of the importer on my DB last night and it went very smoothly. I think I saw a couple of registered users get dumped into the COPPA member group during import but that's something I could easily fix manually.

crowfield99
25 Apr 2003, 16:05
Is there anyway you could also send me a copy? My address is david@crowfield99.co.uk and will test it out too.

Many thanks,

FutureXec
02 May 2003, 05:49
Does anyone know the current status with this hack?

When was the last time it was sent out?

FutureXec
02 May 2003, 06:48
I suppose a couple of preliminary questions before I get the script...maybe someone can help answer these.

My Invision board is located at www.loudrant.com/forum

Do I have to install the vB board at a different url such as www.loudrant.com/forums ?

Because I do need to install vB first, correct? And if they are at the same address that would present a problem, yes?


Thanks for any help...just trying to become familiar with all of this.

gerlando
02 May 2003, 07:03
Today at 05:49 AM FutureXec said this in Post #65 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=390265#post390265)
Does anyone know the current status with this hack?

When was the last time it was sent out?

It's been posted in the hack DB.

http://www.vbulletin.org/hacks/index.php?s=&action=showhack&hackid=913

gerlando
02 May 2003, 07:06
Today at 06:48 AM FutureXec said this in Post #66 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=390281#post390281)
I suppose a couple of preliminary questions before I get the script...maybe someone can help answer these.

My Invision board is located at www.loudrant.com/forum

Do I have to install the vB board at a different url such as www.loudrant.com/forums ?

Because I do need to install vB first, correct? And if they are at the same address that would present a problem, yes?


Thanks for any help...just trying to become familiar with all of this.

How you migrate is entirely up to you. You're probably best off moving your forums to a new folder and forwarding users to your new ones. Otherwise you'd loose any search engine placement and bookmarks for your current board.

The importer is about as solid an importer as I've come across, it had no problem with my board (1200 members | 100,000 posts) so yours should be no prob.

FutureXec
02 May 2003, 07:07
Today at 02:03 AM gerlando said this in Post #67 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=390285#post390285)
It's been posted in the hack DB.

http://www.vbulletin.org/hacks/index.php?s=&action=showhack&hackid=913


I suppose you mean this : Testing is on hold while I do some bugfixing and I won't send the script out until further notice! Thanks to all who helped me a lot so far.

Ya, I was just trying to find out if the author was keeping up with this so I was curious when the last time it was sent out...thanks though.

gerlando
02 May 2003, 07:12
Doh! Sorry, I didn't notice the DL link didn't contain a file.

FutureXec
02 May 2003, 07:12
Today at 02:06 AM gerlando said this in Post #68 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=390286#post390286)
How you migrate is entirely up to you. You're probably best off moving your forums to a new folder and forwarding users to your new ones. Otherwise you'd loose any search engine placement and bookmarks for your current board.

The importer is about as solid an importer as I've come across, it had no problem with my board (1200 members | 100,000 posts) so yours should be no prob.

It's definitely reassuring to hear that such a large board was successfully converted.

So what your suggesting is that I move my current forum to a different folder and install vB in the folder previously used for Invisionboard? You're right...I don't want to lose my bookmarks...

Please bare with me...thanks!

Also, could you check your PM?

kevinnguyen
03 May 2003, 15:19
anyone send it to me pliz Thanks be4 hands my email minhtrung@viet-online.org. Thanx

Ryoku
03 May 2003, 22:42
i e-mailed you but u never reply my e-mail is - digital5kp@aol.com

FutureXec
03 May 2003, 23:42
Read the first post, the script is on hold. It will not be sent out until some bugs are fixed and features are added.

Emrys
05 May 2003, 17:29
Got it to work fine. Converted IPB 1.1.2 -> vB2.3.0. My database was a little screwed up from an earlier conversino to IPB. But after that was cleaned up, the conversion went perfect.

Thanks Pogo!

FutureXec
05 May 2003, 18:01
Today at 12:29 PM Emrys said this in Post #75 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=391795#post391795)
Got it to work fine. Converted IPB 1.1.2 -> vB2.3.0. My database was a little screwed up from an earlier conversino to IPB. But after that was cleaned up, the conversion went perfect.

Thanks Pogo!


When did you get the script?

pogo
06 May 2003, 12:22
Emrys got it over a month ago.

CardinS2U
15 May 2003, 04:54
nice I want to download this. I hate IBF NOW

jagoar
21 May 2003, 15:04
v good

pleas send it to me ...

jagoar@hotmail.com

FutureXec
21 May 2003, 18:02
Pogo, could we get a status update? :)

pogo
21 May 2003, 19:09
The importer is finished now but has a problem importing pms that will occupy your computer for several minutes.
This needs to be fixed first.

FutureXec
21 May 2003, 19:22
Today at 02:09 PM pogo said this in Post #81 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=398165#post398165)
The importer is finished now but has a problem importing pms that will occupy your computer for several minutes.
This needs to be fixed first.

Thanks for the update!

Any idea how long it will take for the PM issue to be resolved?

pogo
21 May 2003, 20:30
Sorry no. But I am on it and you will see it here when it is done.

pogo
22 May 2003, 22:53
Ok, I think I have found the bug but I still don't know if it was related to my computer only or a problem in general. Nevertheless the one line solution will hurt no server :) I had to write tons of code until I came up with the hopefully final solution.

I sent the script to Kier for some extreme testing and if he says that everything is alright you will be able to download it very soon.

Thanks for all your help and patience. :)

FutureXec
22 May 2003, 23:02
Yea!!!

NightWalk8r
24 May 2003, 07:53
finally!!!! i really want to switch too =D

FutureXec
25 May 2003, 04:11
pogo, will we need to re-send you an email requesting it?

pogo
25 May 2003, 11:10
No, I will write an update here on how to go on.

NightWalk8r
25 May 2003, 21:20
hey pogo, how much longer do u thing it'll take until u finish testing it and everything?

pogo
28 May 2003, 10:07
Sorry, I don't know when it will be available in the members area.
I hope very soon, though.

djhenry21
28 May 2003, 15:23
:disappointed:

I'm really interested in getting this converter. Seems like the only one available. Just wondering if you'll answer my e-mail I sent yesterday. Do you think you can send it today? If not I'll just go through w/ invision to phpbb then to vb.



Thanks pogo.

Frankie
31 May 2003, 07:33
05-28-03 at 11:07 AM pogo said this in Post #90 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=401012#post401012)
Sorry, I don't know when it will be available in the members area.
I hope very soon, though.


Pogo, I hope it also but can you send (the converter) to me in the meantime, because I have to do also a server move and then itís better to have it come up as VB (because) I have already then some downtime and then I donít need to close the board twice.

Regards,
Frankie

G20 Sport 2002
05 Jun 2003, 20:11
Any word on the hack? Really wanna bring over my old forum!

Rapid Gaming
05 Jun 2003, 20:16
Give him time he's working on it..

Give him time he's working on it..

Give him time he's working on it..

G20 Sport 2002
06 Jun 2003, 17:27
lmao sorry about that I didnt know it came out three times..
I hope it comes out soon!

vurton
07 Jun 2003, 09:28
Where can I get it? What members section?

pogo
07 Jun 2003, 21:07
The members area at vbulletin.com.

I guess they will get the script released after the vB3 public beta as they are spending all resources to get this baby done.

G20 Sport 2002
08 Jun 2003, 04:56
Yesterday at 09:07 PM pogo said this in Post #97 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=405741#post405741)
The members area at vbulletin.com.

I guess they will get the script released after the vB3 public beta as they are spending all resources to get this baby done.


so theres no other way to get it, I really need to bring my board over to vb

vurton
08 Jun 2003, 19:14
So we'll have to pay for it?

Rapid Gaming
08 Jun 2003, 20:02
Did he say that?

FutureXec
11 Jun 2003, 23:52
Pogo, any update?

pogo
12 Jun 2003, 10:08
The only update I can give is that I had no problems using this importer on my IPB 1.2 Beta.

jackyhow
14 Jun 2003, 09:04
where to download this hack??

TRStealth
15 Jun 2003, 17:16
You can't, it's in production I think.

Pogo, can you tell me if IPB1.2 will convert to vB3? Or what version of vB?

pogo
15 Jun 2003, 22:00
The importer imports only into vB2.2.9/2.3.x.

At least these are the versions I used during development.

Soulblighter
16 Jun 2003, 01:20
pogo plz i emailed u with my email address to send it :)

TRStealth
16 Jun 2003, 03:41
Yesterday at 10:00 PM pogo said this in Post #105 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=409345#post409345)
The importer imports only into vB2.2.9/2.3.x.

At least these are the versions I used during development.

Alright, that's perfect. Can't wait for the release.

TRStealth
21 Jun 2003, 00:02
Any updates?

cipciop
21 Jun 2003, 12:01
Hi Pogo,

Can I have this script into my e-mail

Best Regards

achtungbaby
21 Jun 2003, 20:47
Can someone send me a copy of the hack? I've emailed Pogo twice (the last time was earlier this week) and I haven't heard anything.

TRStealth
25 Jun 2003, 23:08
I'm going to need this really soon if it works with IPB 1.2

Any updates?

Shr3d
30 Jun 2003, 11:14
@ Pogo: tried to e-mail you via the contact form, but i think that went wrong :S

Looking for your e-mail right now.

i'll just post my e-mail addy and hope you send me the importer: info@i-magination.nl. Thanks in progress!

Paris Holley
01 Jul 2003, 16:51
I REALLY NEED THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I dont really care about the bugs........my email is parisholley@pixel-lab.net

Winnie
05 Jul 2003, 03:07
Does anyone have any version of this converter, or knows any place to download it? I couldn't find it in the member's area and already sent an emal to Pogo.

pogo
05 Jul 2003, 12:08
Go to

http://www.vbulletin.com/members/imports.html
or
http://www.vbulletin-germany.com/members/imports.html

to get this importer.


Have fun with vBulletin!

TRStealth
09 Jul 2003, 02:04
Hmm, alright great :D

Cary
09 Jul 2003, 21:43
Would anybody with a large Invision Board database please email me at cary.sidhom@vbulletin.com?

Thanks. (When I say large, I mean with 20,000+ posts and/or 1,000 members)

narulure
21 Jul 2003, 22:13
When it gets to the PM part......it doesnt complete O_o or load....Iv been waiting 30 min!!

Vivi01
29 Jul 2003, 01:14
so far everything has installed right, but I get an error when I try top use the Update Thread Info

I get this error

Database error in vBulletin Control Panel 2.3.0:

Invalid SQL: UPDATE thread SET lastpost=1059429553,replycount=4,postusername='Ness', postuserid='9', lastposter='DODpants',attach= WHERE threadid=1087
mysql error: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'WHERE threadid=1087' at line 1

mysql error number: 1064

Date: Monday 28th of July 2003 08:15:04 PM
Script: http://www.gameteller.com/vbulletin2/vbulletin2/admin/misc.php
Referer: http://www.gameteller.com/vbulletin2/admin/misc.php?action=chooser&

pogo
29 Jul 2003, 09:13
This is a vBulletin bug.

Here is a fix:
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showpost.php?p=463548&postcount=2

slowroastedx
05 Aug 2003, 05:24
hey when i try to start the import i get this error message, any ideas? Im going from ib 1.2 to vb 2.0.3

Database error in vBulletin Control Panel 2.3.0:

Invalid SQL: SELECT g_id AS importusergroupid,g_view_board AS canview,g_mem_info AS canviewmembers,
g_other_topics AS canviewothers,g_use_search AS cansearch,g_email_friend AS canemail,
g_edit_profile AS canmodifyprofile,g_post_new_topics AS canpostnew,
g_reply_own_topics AS canreplyown,g_reply_other_topics AS canreplyothers,
g_edit_posts AS caneditpost,g_delete_own_posts AS candeleteownpost,
g_open_close_posts AS canopenclose,g_delete_own_topics AS candeletethread,
g_post_polls AS canpostpoll,g_vote_polls AS canvote,g_use_pm AS canusepm,
g_is_supmod AS ismoderator,g_access_cp AS cancontrolpanel,g_title AS title,
g_max_mass_pm AS maxbuddypm
FROM dahonk_ivdb1.ibf_groups
ORDER BY importusergroupid
LIMIT 0,4
mysql error: select command denied to user: 'dahonk_orphen@localhost' for table 'ibf_groups'

mysql error number: 1142

Date: Tuesday 05th of August 2003 12:24:58 AM
Script: http://www.dbzgfx.com/forum/forum/importers/bbimport_invib.php
Referer: http://www.whatever.a-techweb.com/forum/importers/bbimport_invib.php

pogo
05 Aug 2003, 11:10
If the IPB is in another database you need to make sure that both databases are accessible with the same MySQL user/pass.

slowroastedx
06 Aug 2003, 01:54
hmmm ok ill try and see if thats the problem

=DH=Demon
13 Aug 2003, 02:33
thanks a lot pogo , not one error going from invision 1.2 to vb 2.3 , posts users, everything is moved, THANKS !


/me loves you

:)

frozen
16 Aug 2003, 01:36
Any Chance of this being modifed to connect to a different database with a different username/pass. I run a medium size hosting company and have had several clients come to me asking if they can put their databases under the same username but due to the way our customer control panel(Plesk) works, it does not allow more then one database per username/passwd.

tanhadil
04 Sep 2003, 10:57
I have sent a pm to Pogo and a email as well...and that too 5 Days back!

Pogo dear wake up

Salam

tanhadil
04 Sep 2003, 11:02
ok got the script from members area..

Now i tried with the importer...

half of my users got Unregistered in VB ...and the remaining ones had incorrect post counts :(

Any way to fix this?

Regards,

and yeah i am converting from 1.1.2 to 2.3.2


POGO -> genius

pogo
04 Sep 2003, 11:05
Come on.
You wrote the pm at 08-31-03 08:26 AM.
I answered at 08-31-03 10:59 AM.
Your read the answer at 08-31-03 12:17 PM.

I guess I am quite awake....

As I said in the pm please contact the support at vbulletin.com or send me all the details to get access to your IPB, vB and phpmyadmin.

blakkboy
04 Sep 2003, 17:40
if i installed this script to my vbulletin board to import my invisionboard files, once it was done importing could i delete my invisionboard 1.1.2 off my database???

pogo
04 Sep 2003, 22:51
Once all data is in vBulletin you don't need the IPB database tables anymore.

So delete them or make a backup before. However you like it.

blakkboy
05 Sep 2003, 13:16
sounds cool im going to try this out today

maxboost107
12 Oct 2003, 21:04
I like to test it
green_eyed_prican@yahoo.com

maxboost107
12 Oct 2003, 21:29
ok , i think i have downloaded it but , how do i run it ?

Warning: main(./../admin/bbimport.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /opt/lampp/htdocs/db/1/bbimport_invib.php on line 4

where is this file @ ?
sorry for newbie questions

pogo
12 Oct 2003, 22:29
You have to copy it in a directory called importers inside your vbulletin directory.

MaxScript
15 Oct 2003, 01:36
The importer is now available in the Members Area at

http://www.vbulletin.com/members/imports.html
or
http://www.vbulletin-germany.com/members/imports.html

I have heard all the requests for an Invision Power Board 1.1/1.2 import script and now it is done (I hope).
It is possible that it could work with all vB 2.2.x versions but I have tested it only with vB 2.2.9+. I don't know how much bbimport.php changed over the versions and if it will work with older ones.

It imports users, custom avatars, usergroups, buddys, categories, forums, threads, posts, attachments, polls, private messages, private message folders, subscribed forums and subscribed threads.

To make it easy to use it is written as a plugin like all the other official importers.


Requirements: vBulletin and IPB 1.1/1.2 on the same MySQL server. It doesn't matter if they are in the same or in different databases (but different databases need the same MySQL user/pass).


Sucsessful imported IPBs
http://forum.gamewizards.net/
http://www.aximsite.com/boards


01/30/03 imports usergroups
worked great ... thanks

MkJnr
12 Nov 2003, 09:16
I have tried to convert my Invision Board using this script and it does all the posts and members and everything it should, just the problem is that it's not converting quotes used:

e.g

This is what a quote shows like in my vB:

<!--QuoteBegin-Mark+Nov 12 2003, 01:36 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Mark @ Nov 12 2003, 01:36 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->

It seems as if it hasn't converted it correctly? Also member's signatures just show up as html rather than BB Code as I was expected. I have Invision Board version 1.2 and the vB 2.3.2 is the one I was converting to.

Thanks for any help,

Mark

pogo
12 Nov 2003, 11:56
Try this to convert the quotes correctly:

Open bbimport_invib.php and change in line 47
$post = preg_replace('#<!--QuoteBegin--([^"]*)\+([^"]*)-->([^"]*)<!--QuoteEBegin-->#siU'to$post = preg_replace('#<!--QuoteBegin-{1,2}([^"]*)\+([^"]*)-->([^"]*)<!--QuoteEBegin-->#si'

Are specific html tags not converted in the signatures or are all tags affected?

MkJnr
12 Nov 2003, 12:47
Hi,

Cheers for that I'll try it out when I try and convert again :)

Here's an example of how a signature shows on the forum:

<img src='http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38275000/jpg/_38275077_juventus_ap300.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /><img src='http://diem101.ing.unibo.it/personale/marra/image/italian_flag_a.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' /><img src='http://sport.supereva.it/omartin/on.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' /

So the [IMG] tag hasn't been converted properly I'm guessing?

When there was URL code used it has been converted correctlty however.

Mark

pogo
12 Nov 2003, 17:58
Ok, change line 37 from $post = preg_replace('#<img src=\'([^"]*)\' border=\'0\' alt=\'user posted image\'>#siU', 'https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/', $post);to $post = preg_replace('#<img src=\'([^"]*)\' border=\'0\' alt=\'user posted image\'(\s/)?>#siU', 'https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/', $post);

CdaKnight
09 Dec 2003, 03:50
I have a question: This hasn't been modified to work for Invision Board 1.3 has it? Or does it have the same database schema as 1.2x? I forget. I administrate another vB, and have been looking to get one for myself, but I have IPB 1.3 and would want to move everything (users, attachments, etc) over to the vB when it's purchased.(bloody piece of ++++e PIB is).

So if anybody knows, please reply!

pogo
13 Dec 2003, 21:03
I checked IPB 1.3 and it will work with this script.