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[SMF Converter] phpBB3

Started by JayBachatero, January 23, 2008, 04:49:39 AM

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JayBachatero

Can't you install SMF in the same database as phpBB?  That should work.
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honda2008

Sorry for my "innocence" ...
install SMF in the same phpbb3 database? ....

And what happen to my phpbb3 forum?

(lo siento .. no entiendo)
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JayBachatero

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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January 28, 2008, 03:22:01 PM #43 Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 03:23:52 PM by honda2008
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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Douglas

January 28, 2008, 03:35:40 PM #44 Last Edit: January 28, 2008, 03:37:19 PM by Douglas
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.
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Quote from: honda2008 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.
Sorry to borin' you.

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

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

mihir

January 30, 2008, 11:56:23 AM #48 Last Edit: January 30, 2008, 12:03:35 PM by mihir
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

JayBachatero

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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mihir

ohhh never saw that post sorry my bad

JayBachatero

It's always a good idea to read the first post in a sticky topic ;).
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January 30, 2008, 02:07:15 PM #52 Last Edit: January 30, 2008, 06:59:20 PM by mihir
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
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

Undefined index: charsets in convert.php on line 378

mihir


JayBachatero

Is your convert.php up to date?
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mihir

i used the one u mentioned in the first post

JayBachatero

Did you select UTF-8 as the charset?
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mihir

January 31, 2008, 02:06:53 PM #57 Last Edit: January 31, 2008, 02:23:42 PM by mihir
yup i did
any suggestions about what might be wrong
the error only comes when i add the password bit

mihir


mihir

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?

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