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XF 1.2 1.2.5 XF to 1.4.5 Import Error (Help Please)

#1
Having a slight issue with importing Users, have tried each of the following options and still receive the same error result.
  • When email addresses are the same
  • When names are the same
  • Search for Gravatar when users do not have an avatar
Error
Please enter a valid value.

I have debugging mode on but do not see any more information, is there a log file with more details of this error somewhere I can view?

Question: Which would be better, Fresh 1.4.5 import then Addon install or Fresh 1.4.5 install addons then Import. Would both work the same?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
Do you have any add-ons installed? It's possible there's some amount of interference there. I would recommend importing without add-ons installed (or at least enabled) to test.

Another alternative would be to upgrade the 1.2.5 forum to 1.4 first, though I don't believe there should be any problems importing from 1.2.
 
#3
Do you have any add-ons installed? It's possible there's some amount of interference there. I would recommend importing without add-ons installed (or at least enabled) to test.

Another alternative would be to upgrade the 1.2.5 forum to 1.4 first, though I don't believe there should be any problems importing from 1.2.
Yeah thats what i thought, however I have already installed addons into 1.4.5 fresh build. I did try however to have all addons disabled. (Not uninstalled. just disabled) still same issue.

I think i'll wipe really quick re install fresh and re import and see how that works out.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#6
You can upgrade it direct to 1.4.5 -- I just said 1.4 as the specific version shouldn't matter.

Do you have add-ons installed in the 1.2 version? I'm looking at the changes to the user data writer between 1.2 and 1.4 and I really don't see anything that should trigger this.

Alternatively, if you submit a ticket with ACP and FTP details, I can give you a more specific reason why this is happening.
 
#7
You can upgrade it direct to 1.4.5 -- I just said 1.4 as the specific version shouldn't matter.

Do you have add-ons installed in the 1.2 version? I'm looking at the changes to the user data writer between 1.2 and 1.4 and I really don't see anything that should trigger this.

Alternatively, if you submit a ticket with ACP and FTP details, I can give you a more specific reason why this is happening.
Yeah the only thing that im aware of was the ******* Credits should I purge those fields? That added new fields to the XF_User table.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#8
I don't think the fields should be relevant. May be easiest for me to take a look at what's triggering the error specifically.
 
#9
Yeah, thats not going to happen as my license just ran out last month, update license not on the budget atm. I'll try on my own, any pointers?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#10
You can attempt the upgrade method then, but that's really all I could suggest. (Even if there were a fix, it would be part of the next release anyway.)
 
#11
@Mike Quick question, Do you think it would be best practice to copy over all the files then change config to the older db for it to update to 1.4.5? Or use fresh 1.4.5 files with the old DB so it does an upgrade then go and remove uninstalled Addons etc?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#12
Well, I haven't actually asked why you're doing a XenForo-to-XenForo import. If you're trying to "clean" the forum, I'd generally recommend not doing an import and actually just cleaning up what you have. An import will always lose some amount of data.

To be safe, if you're doing an upgrade, I wouldn't just change the config.php to point to a different DB as your data/ and internal_data/ files won't be pointing to the correct set of files. (This shouldn't be a problem in most cases, but to be certain...)
 
#13
Because I'm using a local copy to test out and work on things before I push to live was just wondering what would be the best method to shutdown replace then open back up for less down time.

And yeah XF to XF was for doing a clean up.