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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2008, 01:57:05 PM »
Can't you install SMF in the same database as phpBB?  That should work.
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2008, 03:10:35 PM »
Sorry for my "innocence" ...
install SMF in the same phpbb3 database? ....

And what happen to my phpbb3 forum?

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2008, 03:14:33 PM »
SMF and phpBB have different prefixes for table names so there wont be a conflict.  Heck I have like 4 different forums installed in one database w/o a problem.

What you need to do is reinstall SMF and then enter the phpBB database info but leave the prefix as smf_.  That should work w/o a problem.
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2008, 03:22:01 PM »
wow! ... four diff forums.
To be honest, i need to convert phpbb3 to vBulletin. Since conversion is not going smooth I prefer to convert to SMF and then try to convert to vBulletin.

Slowly I guess I will come to a "no-return" point after a lot of efforts.
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« Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 03:23:52 PM by honda2008 »

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2008, 03:35:40 PM »
So you're going from bloated software package, to a GOOD package (see my sig) to another overbloated package?

H'okay... makes sense... not.

I should remind you that doing this kind of a conversion is bound to screw up your existing data somewhere.  If you want to convert to vBlah, go to the source and leave SMF out of the equation.

That way, you can't come back here and try to blame us for a screwup that we had no control of.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 03:37:19 PM by Douglas »

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2008, 03:41:08 PM »
wow! ... four diff forums.
To be honest, i need to convert phpbb3 to vBulletin. Since conversion is not going smooth I prefer to convert to SMF and then try to convert to vBulletin.

Slowly I guess I will come to a "no-return" point after a lot of efforts.
Sorry to borin' you.

I'm sorry, but we are unable to assist with conversions to other software.

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2008, 03:42:18 PM »
If it were me, I'd be complaining about the state of vBs converter. SMF, made up of volunteers, makes a working converter and yet vB either haven't managed to or haven't managed to fix the problems you've been having with it
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2008, 06:47:15 AM »
can some one tell me which is the final converter please repost it as there are so many that i am getting confused does the converter have full functionality now or does it still leave out certain things

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2008, 11:56:23 AM »
i converted my board but when i try and login it says wrong password.
when i try getting my password it says user name does not exist
but when i try and register it says username already exists
what do i do???
can't you help some one who has been registered here for as long as i have
lol since jan 2005 come on i have been using SMF ever since then
« Last Edit: January 30, 2008, 12:03:35 PM by mihir »

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2008, 12:59:24 PM »
There is no final converter yet.  I'm fixing bugs as they are reported and posting the updated converter.  I'll update the main converter soon though.

About the password.  Did you follow my post about adding the new password function to support phpBB3 password?
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #50 on: January 30, 2008, 01:28:43 PM »
ohhh never saw that post sorry my bad

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2008, 01:35:46 PM »
It's always a good idea to read the first post in a sticky topic ;).
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2008, 02:07:15 PM »
lol yeah kinda figured that one out lol
it also does not copy the sub forums as they are it makes them into normal forums
ok i went back and read u say sub forums do not get converted
sorry
but i still get this error
Code: [Select]
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 '200 (ID_MSG, ID_TOPIC, ID_BOARD, posterTime, ID_MEMBER, subject, poster' at line 1
Also get this error

Code: [Select]
Undefined index: charsets in convert.php on line 378
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2008, 01:22:12 PM »
did you check the errors???

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2008, 01:37:05 PM »
Is your convert.php up to date?
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2008, 01:39:33 PM »
i used the one u mentioned in the first post

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2008, 02:03:42 PM »
Did you select UTF-8 as the charset?
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2008, 02:06:53 PM »
yup i did
any suggestions about what might be wrong
the error only comes when i add the password bit
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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2008, 03:00:53 PM »
um yeah

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Re: [SMF Converter] phpBB3
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2008, 07:03:04 PM »
yeah i managed to fix it
i just had one last question
is it possible to make all the sub forums automatically become child boards during the conversion and
do you know if SMF 2.0 will include the feature of sub categories?