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XF 1.5 can i change a forum id

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Ian S, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    i need change a id preferably in xf on vb the id is 138 on xf i manually added it as id already imported forums and this sub forum was added after in order to get the import to work i need it to be 138 and not 142 is the a way of changing it in the db

    many thx as always
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    No, there isn't a way to do this. Direct DB manipulation is not suggested or recommended.
  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There is one way, that's pretty effective, if for some reason you can't just redirect it normally at the web server level:

    Admin CP > Route Filters > Create New Route Filter

    Find: forums/{name:string}.142/
    Replace: forums/{name:string}.138/
  4. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    awesome buddy so if i created this before the import the 138s from vb would import to the xf 142 id??
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The importer will not import any data into forums not created by the importer itself. If you need to do reorganization, you should complete the import and then reorganize as needed.
  6. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    ok, basically you lost me a bit there, basically i have a clean install db which already has the forums etc setup already, someone on the vb site wanted a sub forum which i setup and it has a 138 id, i manually created one in xf after it made the id 142, i new straight away this would not import i understand most of what you said but nothing imports to 142 i just checked so i need a way to get them to import really, i suppose the only other option is to create 4 new subforums in vb then move it to 142 which is a pain really

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