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SMF Support => SMF 1.1.x Support => Topic started by: benz1 on May 20, 2018, 04:32:27 AM

Title: Export all posts?
Post by: benz1 on May 20, 2018, 04:32:27 AM
I've been running an SMF forum for years, currently on v1.1.21, but due to the complexity of trying to make the forum and associated website GDPR compliant have decided to bite the bullet and move over to a Facebook group. Is there any way to export all the boards/topics/posts from the forum in a meaningful way that I could them upload to the Facebook group as a document, preferably each topic, or at least board, as a separate document?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.
Title: Re: Export all posts?
Post by: Kindred on May 20, 2018, 12:19:00 PM
no...  there really is not any way to do that - especially not on 1.1.x
Title: Re: Export all posts?
Post by: benz1 on May 20, 2018, 04:25:51 PM
Thanks @Kindred. What if I was to upgrade to 2.x.x, are there any options?
Title: Re: Export all posts?
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 20, 2018, 04:44:57 PM
No tool exits You would have to write a custom script to export each topic to a file.
Title: Re: Export all posts?
Post by: benz1 on May 20, 2018, 04:48:08 PM
Thanks but that's beyond my abilities. If I post a request in Help Wanted is someone likely to be able to help me?
Title: Re: Export all posts?
Post by: Kindred on May 21, 2018, 11:16:55 AM
Probably not...   what you are asking for is fairly complicated.      If anyone was willing, they'd probably do it for payment -- and I suspect it would run $500+