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Design Issue Import Custom Fields

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Itworx4me, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Well-Known Member


    I did a import from vB 3.8.5. I had a custom field Secret Word. Field was required at registration and only editable at registration. Now when you go to someones profile/about there secret word is shown. It doesn't show the Title of the custom field. Just there answer. If you go into the admin cp and click on custom user field it doesn't show the custom user field Secret Word. How do I go about getting rid of there answer on there profile page???

  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    So you have an orphan custom field with no title, just the entry.

    Well the first place to look for this would be here and remove it.

    Now if it's not listed there, you're going to have to carefully look into the database (backup before you go digging in there) and see the name of the column this is residing in. If you're unsure how to do that, send me PM and I'll have a look.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I suspect it's actually been imported into about. The standard fields in vB are fields 1-4 and they're imported into standard XF positions (including about, location, etc). There's a possibility that you could end up re-using those fields for your own custom fields if you deleted all of them in vB. Can you confirm the ID of this field?

    I've only seen this once before. In general, unfortunately, it's not particularly easy to workaround (and there isn't really an easy way to detect it; we'd need to add an interface to handle this and it possibly spans multiple steps).
  4. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Well-Known Member

    Field ID is 1. Easy work around for me would be to empty the about column or table in the database. Is this possible???
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    UPDATE xf_user_profile SET about = '';
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