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XF 1.4 Import from vB 3.8 and change URL's in posts

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by aajobj, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. aajobj

    aajobj New Member


    I'm working with import from vBulltin, and I'm doing a lot of regex/serach and replace (both with the Post Content Find / Replace add-on and directly in DB).
    It have stopped a bit with old URL's in posts for creating PM/conversations.
    In vB the URL's is in the format of http://<domain.com>/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=<123>
    In XenFOR this is in the format http://<domain.com>/forum/index.php?conversations/add&to=<username>

    I need to replace the old URL's, but how can I replace them using the old numeric uid?
    I have not found any option to use the numeric uid in the XenForo URL's.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That isn't possible, unfortunately.

    You would likely have to just remove the &to=<username> bit.

    It would redirect to the add conversation page, at least, though requires users to put the name in themselves.
  3. aajobj

    aajobj New Member

  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The URL to perform a search is:

    http://<domain.com>/forum/index.php?search/search/&keywords=<search text>

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