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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #100 on: March 02, 2015, 09:15:23 PM »
Thanks for all the work on this converter.  Worked well except for attachment s so far.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=534203.msg3796587#msg3796587

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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2016, 03:36:08 AM »
Hey What's the problem that can not be converted?


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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #102 on: May 17, 2016, 05:51:03 PM »
Don't worry about that, the conversion ran successfully (for the part that matters).
Now go to your SMF converted forum and try to login with your admin user (maybe you need to reset your password). After you login, make sure you run the maintenance tasks "recount totals" and "find and fix errors". That will perform the tasks that failed at the end of the conversion ;)

Don't forget to remove the converter files too ;)
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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2016, 07:45:39 AM »
Thank you said you did it and now I ran into this error


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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2016, 08:49:03 AM »
Sorry I don't understand. Why are you running the converter again? It did ran successfully the first time (and I don't know why that error triggers now, if it's the same setup)
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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2017, 07:29:15 AM »
Just discovered this converter does not work with SMF 2.0.14 - following errors in first step:
[22-May-2017 11:09:10 UTC] PHP Notice:  Undefined property: mysqli_result::$EOF in ~/convert.php on line 2732
[22-May-2017 11:09:10 UTC] PHP Notice:  Undefined property: mysqli_result::$Fields in ~/convert.php on line 2736
[22-May-2017 11:09:10 UTC] PHP Notice:  Trying to get property of non-object in ~/convert.php on line 2737
[22-May-2017 11:09:10 UTC] PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined method mysqli_result::MoveNext() in ~/convert.php on line 2742

Uninstalled SMF 2.0.14 update and the converter works perfectly again with SMF 2.0.13

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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #106 on: June 06, 2017, 07:31:51 AM »
Thank you for tool. Works great.

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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #107 on: September 30, 2017, 08:28:23 AM »
Hello there.

Can you double-check if the mysql user for your forum has permissions to access the vBulletin database? As far as I'm aware databases should not be merged, it should work fine for you like it is now

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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #108 on: September 30, 2017, 09:17:10 AM »
That was part of the problem, thank you!

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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #109 on: March 17, 2018, 11:07:24 PM »
Trying to convert a vbulletin 4.2  board to SMF 2.0.14.   Both forum's software installations are on the same machine, both databases are on the same database server, both forums work fine individually(the SMF board is empty but works).  I have one single database user on the database server and it had full admin privileges for both databases.   Trying to convert I get this error:

Sorry, the database connection information used in the specified installation of SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 2. This may either mean that the installation doesn't exist, or that the Database account used does not have permissions to access it.

The error that was received from the Database was: Incorrect database name ''

I get this error at the top of the page:


Notice: Undefined variable: dbname in /home/XXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXX/forum/convert.php(452) : eval()'d code on line 1

(the "XXX"s were added by me for privacy)

Researching this error here in the SMF community shows lots of mentions of this error but very little in the way of fixes.  It appears that the convertor is not finding or reading the config.php file in the vbulletin installation, but there is nothing definitive that I can see.

Any ideas?

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Re: [SMF Converter] vBulletin 4.0
« Reply #110 on: March 18, 2018, 11:31:47 AM »
A late night session fixed this.

1 - I used the "I only have a database backup of vbulletin" method.  This seemed more simple and direct.
2 - Someone posted a mildly different version of the convertor on this board.  https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=535265.20.  Using this I got farther.
3 - Then I was required to do a little php programming to comment out the massaging of some return values that were erroring out and seemed to be unnecessary(see functions like convert_fetch_assoc).  Errors were specific to the use of EOF and Fields attributes.  These are using some techniques that seem to be deprecated or have at least changed using php 7.1.  I simply changed the routines(2 or 3 of them) to return the result unmolested.  This was was a total and complete hack so I wont post what I did. Someone who understands them better should post a fix.

Anyways, board converted fine after this!  I have all my images, users, etc and I have yet to find anything wrong or wonky.