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vB Version: 4.2.2 Rating: (6 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 23
Released: 05 Aug 2015 Last Update: 29 Sep 2015 Downloads: 197
Not Supported DB Changes Additional Files Re-usable Code  

I am not the original creator of impex, just a maintainer of community sourced fixes, and sometimes my own work/improvements.

I will use this to keep the most recent impex master build hosted here. Unstable/Beta fixes will not be hosted here.

To view the most recent up to date build of my version of impex please see it here: https://github.com/vBZachery/vbimpex

Change log: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=2555842



User Documentation

The Impex manual is still housed on vBulletin.com. We suggest reading it before getting started.

User Documentation



Installation
The basics of the installations are as follows:
  1. Download the package from github and extract the files from the zip.
  2. Rename the vbimpex folder to impex.
  3. Rename the ImpExConfig.php.new file to ImpExConfig.php
  4. Edit the ImpExConfig.php file, you'll need to enter the database information for the database you wish to import to, and import from.
  5. Upload the ImpEx files to your server in the same folder as your vBulletin file(s).


ImpEx passcode

Since ImpEx is no longer distrubuted though the vBulletin build servers, a passcode feature has been added. This allows you to secure your installation. We highly recommend you set a good and secure password. This will be the password you use to get into the impex system.

By default it is set to
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Bugs
I would appreciate bugs being reported here: https://github.com/vBZachery/vbimpex/issues
However bugs and feedback can also be reported in this thread.


License
Copyright (c) 2014, Internet Brands, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.


Closing thoughts
I'd just like to give a big thanks to Jeremy Hutchings, who was the original creator of ImpEx, as well as Freddie Bingham who continued to maintain ImpEx when he could after Jerry. Also thanks to Kevin Sours for getting the repository initially hosted on GitHub so we can continue to do keep it alive.

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Old 29 Apr 2017, 01:20
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Originally Posted by Ds3Sport View Post
"Sales" should know the product inside out. If they can't comment on technical issues potential customers are asking about then they should go find a different occupation.

What is the point of a pre-sales forum if they cannot answer questions about whether the product will work or not?
Knowing what an add-on product to vBulletin is capable of doing (or not) doesn't really fall under knowing vBulletin itself, at least in my opinion.

I can certainly appreciate that you are in a frustrating position now, and I am sorry to hear of it, but the onus is ultimately on the buyer to ensure that there are solutions already in place capable of handling all of the expected issues. Even then, it's not a guarantee that there will be nothing but smooth sailing, but that's true of any software.

There are likely relatively few people here who have followed the migration path from phpBB 3.1.x to vB, and so a solution may be a while in coming. However, most folks here are genuinely helpful, and so if someone who has successfully navigated that migration path comes along, chances are good that they will share some help to get you going.
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Old 29 Apr 2017, 02:18
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Originally Posted by Ds3Sport View Post
"Sales" should know the product inside out.
Impex isnt a vBulletin product, as you have already been told.

Originally Posted by Ds3Sport View Post
If they can't comment on technical issues potential customers are asking about then they should go find a different occupation.
Sales people are rarely technical, if they were, they would likely not be in sales.
No one can fully know a complex product "inside out".
I probably know more about vbulletin than 99% of people, but I dont know everything about it.
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Old 03 May 2017, 12:29
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Fair enough. Would anyone then be able to tell me where in the VB database I can edit things like Last Post and user post count manually? At the moment I can see there is no solution to the import thing but if I can at least get the 'last post' and some of the main users posts counts sorted that would at least enable me to move to VB and then take care of any other issues over time.
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Old 14 Dec 2017, 22:46
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works on vb version 4.2.4? One vb 4.2.2 I want to move 4.2.4. But inter serverr error
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Old 14 Dec 2017, 23:37
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works on vb version 4.2.4? One vb 4.2.2 I want to move 4.2.4. But inter serverr error
Depends on which phpbb version you are trying to import. Needs to be 3.0 I think for it to work properly. 3.1 and 3.2 will import but most of the useful stuff will be missing. No attachments and all post counts set to zero might be ok for a very small forum but no way it would work for mine. I have over 10,000 members and 60,000 posts to move.
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Old 15 Dec 2017, 02:02
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i have two vb4 forums not phpbb. I would like to merge the two vb4 forums
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Old 15 Dec 2017, 06:49
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does it work with php 5.6 version?
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Old 19 Apr 2018, 21:10
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Hoping someone can help. I have the following error message:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I've spoken with my hosts who assure me they've switched mysql_connect on for my domain but that hasn't done anything. I'm still getting the same error message.

To confirm my steps thus far:

01. Downloaded impex from github.
02. Unpacked files from zip.
03. Renamed the folder to impex.
04. Edited config file to reflect both target and source.
05. Uploaded impex/ to public_html (same location as admincp directory).
06. Uploaded cpnav_impex.xml to includes/xml.
07. Signed into admincp > import > import > entered passcode

Then get the error message outlined above. As I said, my hosts assure me mysql_connect is turned on but I'm still getting the error message. Any other suggestions?
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 16:38
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Hello, I'm reinstalling VB4.2.5 and read elsewhere that it should be possible to use Impex to reinstall VB using the old database to import into the new database. So in effect I would be importing VB4.2.5 data into a fresh VB4.2.5 install. So far I'm having no luck - can anyone help?

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Old 24 Aug 2019, 16:51
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Hello, I'm reinstalling VB4.2.5 and read elsewhere that it should be possible to use Impex to reinstall VB using the old database to import into the new database. So in effect I would be importing VB4.2.5 data into a fresh VB4.2.5 install. So far I'm having no luck - can anyone help?

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Not sure why you would do that? If you have an existing 4.2.5 database then you don't need to use Impex or re-install anything. Just import the database into the MySQL server if you haven't done so yet, put the files on your public folder and edit the /includes/config.php file to point to your existing 4.2.5 database and you should be all set.
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 17:17
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Not sure why you would do that? If you have an existing 4.2.5 database then you don't need to use Impex or re-install anything. Just import the database into the MySQL server if you haven't done so yet, put the files on your public folder and edit the /includes/config.php file to point to your existing 4.2.5 database and you should be all set.
Thanks, Dave. The reason I wanted to import the VB data into a new database is the old database has been messed around with hacks/addons etc. over 15 years and I just wanted to get rid of all the clutter from the database. So I'd just have a nice clean board and a nice clean database!
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Old 24 Aug 2019, 17:22
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Thanks, Dave. The reason I wanted to import the VB data into a new database is the old database has been messed around with hacks/addons etc. over 15 years and I just wanted to get rid of all the clutter from the database. So I'd just have a nice clean board and a nice clean database!
Good chance it will cause more damage than making it fresh though given how old Impex is.

Personally I would use the existing database and then delete all plugins/mods/hooks that are still present in the database. Then you can re-install any plugins that you need. If you use the default vBulletin template then you can just delete all current styles and create a new style that uses the default vBulletin template with no template modifications.
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Ah, I was hoping for an easy work around without going into the database (it's a scarey place...).
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