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Mod Version: 1.00, by Nebula (Member) Nebula is offline
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 257
Released: 07 Apr 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 42
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Heya everyone. This is a beta release of my importer that converts phpBB2 (RC4 or greater) into vBulletin. It should convert into vBulletin 2.2.0 or greater.

To install the script:[list=1][*]Download bbimport_phpbb2.php from this post (You can only download it if you have entered your username in the vBulletin Members Area, DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE ME ASKING ME TO SEND IT TO YOU!!)[*]Open your FTP program of choice, and upload it to the /importers directory in your vBulletin folder (You may need to create this folder if you have never run an importer before)[*]Log into your vBulletin Control Panel[*]On the left navigation pane, find the 'Import & Maintenance' section, and click on 'BB Import Systems'[*]In the page that loads, select 'phpBB2 RC4+', and click 'Begin Import'[*]Follow the instructions from there[/list=1]
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Old 13 Apr 2002, 01:10
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Ugh, put a comma instead of a period when executing the query

Expect a new version soon (one that imports polls and (hopefully) announcements, whee! ).
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Old 13 Apr 2002, 03:56
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Version 0.7.1 is released! Here's a more-or-less complete changelog (forgot to keep track):
  • Topic Polls now import
  • Forum Announcements now import
  • Started work on not importing users if their username is already in the database
  • BUG FIX: Bad Style Import query
  • BUG FIX: Would not skip subSilver even if requested

That's it. Download it
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 20:54
Timmmmmy Timmmmmy is offline
 
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I tried to use this import script but i get this error


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

It gets to step step three then right below it says the error above....i can take a screen shot if need be

Im using phpbb2 gold (final release)

Ive also tried it with RC4

the phpbb forums are located at:
phpBB2

VBB 2.2.5
VBB 2.2.5
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 21:03
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I think you messed something up. (Or, I'm not feeling well, read note#1)

In vBulletin's config file, it should point to your vBulletin database. From what it looks like, the vBulletin DBwrapper is giving you an error, and you're trying to access a database labeled 'ama_phpbb2'. That's the only thing I can think of. Make sure in your vBulletin config file, that you enter the correct settings for your vBulletin database, not your phpBB database.

You enter your phpBB details when you run the importer.

NOTE: I'm not feeling well (I have some form of heat stroke), it's really hot here in Michigan!

NOTE #2: A new version is on the way. Everything is perfect, and ready to be released, except the BBcode routines. I'm having lots of fun with converting size tags. phpBB measures font size in pixels, and vBulletin measures in points, or something other then pixles. Maybe a new version will be out tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 21:19
Timmmmmy Timmmmmy is offline
 
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I can assure you the problem isnt with me, ive dont this about 15 times or so. The MySQL error im getting is whats throwing me off. Its looking for

mysql error: Table 'ama_phpbb2.style' doesn't exist

now im not sure, if thats in the vb db or the phpbb db? does that makes sense?

I think ill try to create a ama_phpbb.style in the vb forums, otherwise ill just wait until your final release....anyways hope you feel better, and thanks for the quick reply!

I used to have access to my db, thru phpmyadmin, but i lost the URL my host gave me. Im waiting on a email back from them.

I created the style ama_phpbb2 and it didnt work

I know it was a crazy idea lol

I then selected to quit at the top right hand corner and i get these errors...


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

Since my host is getting ready to move servers its all just playing ground for me right now anway...so any help today would be cool if not ill just wait

PS
Database info is

usr: allmadden
pwd:*******
db name: ama_phpbb2
prefixhpbb_

I have to change them to lower case for both the db and bb from what the control panel gives me, because its not right. if that makes sense

Last edited by Timmmmmy; 16 Apr 2002 at 21:28.
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 21:30
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...

All I can think of is that you entered your phpBB details inside the vBulletin database. That's the ONLY way you could be getting errors about a phpBB database through the vBulletin wrapper.

If you want to give me FTP access, I can check it out. Email me the details if you want, don't post them here, for obvious reasons.
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 21:53
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you can have all the access you want lol i can change the pwd when your done do you have icq?
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 21:59
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i added you to my icq or at least requested that you let me lol..i also sent you an email with the info you requested......just let me know what else you need...if you need access to the board i can do that too...whatever you need let me know thanks again
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 23:01
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I'm trying to convert my phpBB2 forums over to vB.

I don't care about styles.
I don't care about smileys.

All I want is my user information and threads transferred over.

I cannot get that far though, because the converter keeps erroring out on trying to transfer over the styles, and then the smileys.

I have set the converter script to:

Do Not import subsilver
Do Not import smileys
# of styles to Import: 0

It's still giving me errors.

Any suggestions?

*Edit:

I'm at step 3.

Options:
Should I skip users who's username is already in the database? (Not Complete)
Yes

Would you like me to import avatars?
No

What style should the users have by defualt?
(There is no option to chose at this point, is this the problem?)

Then I get two error windows below, and cannot proceed:


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


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


Last edited by James5mith; 16 Apr 2002 at 23:12.
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 23:05
Timmmmmy Timmmmmy is offline
 
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Well im not an expert, nor do i have your answer but those that can help, would probably like to know what errors your getting. Its like going to get your car fixed and saying its broken lol....sorry...kinda frustrated myself...im probably getting the same errors as you lol...i try no to everything, i just want my forums as far as the layout with categories and forums...the posts and the users not to much to ask lol i did talk to Nebula i gave him some info so hopefully he can fix it
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Old 16 Apr 2002, 23:14
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^^

After going through it about 5 more times, that same error keeps appearing. At every step.

Even though the import script will continue past the first two steps, at the bottom of each page is a window with pretty much that exact error.

Last edited by James5mith; 16 Apr 2002 at 23:23.
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Old 17 Apr 2002, 13:13
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time to give this script the stress test. I got a phpbb with a 150 meg DB that need to merge with me vbb. I'll tell you all how it comes out.

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Old 18 Apr 2002, 02:51
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ugh, sorry for not replying for a while.

Due to current complications in my already busy live with my brain running at 1000% normal capacity, I don't think I'm going to have time for this for a little bit. I'm going to work on it this weekend, someone email me so I don't forget, LOL

James5Smith: I don't know what's wrong, I'll look into it this weekend.

Timmmmmy: My brain's running fast enough already, I'm planning on working on your DB this weekend.
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Old 18 Apr 2002, 21:53
Timmmmmy Timmmmmy is offline
 
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Hey dont worry about it man, i went on without it.....i manually registered people LOL I only have arround 30 members, i just did a copy and paste job, and told them if there are any posts they want saved to copy them over....thanks though
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Old 21 Apr 2002, 22:45
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Version 0.9.1 is out!! Here's a changelog:
  • BUG FIX: Options would not take effect until you entered the config page in the vB Control Panel, and saved configuration.
  • Added option to skip importing a user if their username is already in the database
  • Removed duplicate moderator detector, because vBulletin's import routine has it built in (doh )
  • Special Forums now import
  • BUG FIX: Script would not pause while smilies were imported
  • Added links during pause so that you could modify individual items (links only appear if you elect to pause)
  • BUG FIX: Would import thread subscriptions even if asked not to

Go download it. The script looks pretty much complete. I want to rewrite some of the parts the user sees, but I think all the bugs are gone. Please help test this almost complete version!!
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