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XF 1.5 Import question

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by CarpCharacin, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    I have a question regarding importing. If 2 vb installations are imported into 1 xenforo installation and retain content IDs are checked on both imports, will it delete the threads that have the same content IDs and merge the nodes that have the same IDs?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can only retain content IDs for the first import, into a new/empty XF installation.
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    But what would happen if I ran an import twice with retain content IDs checked?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It won't work.
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    So lets say there is a site that has 2 installations of vbulletin. One is the active one and the other one contains archived threads that were pruned off of the main forum. The archive category has a good number of duplicate threads that are on the main category and the node structure is the same. Could both of the installations be imported int a single XF installation and have the duplicate threads (that have the same content IDs) deleted at the same time?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, the importer won't do that.

    Content would have to be deleted manually - before or after importing.
     
  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    Lets say all of the duplicate threads have the same content IDs and there were thousands of them. I read that if the importer is set to retain content IDs, it will delete content that has the same ID.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

     
  9. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    Then how would the 2 sites be imported?
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Uncheck the retain content IDs option for subsequent imports.
     
  11. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    But what about the duplicate threads? It would be impossible to manually delete all of them.
     
  12. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    How would an import like that be done? Could the content IDs of the non duplicate threads be retained, but have the duplicate threads deleted?
     
  13. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    Does anyone have the answer?
     
  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Yes. Brogan gave you the answer.
     
  15. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    But what about the duplicate threads?
     
  16. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Can you fix the issue by merging the two forums in vBulletin, and then importing?
     
  17. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    How could that be done? I am asking this question for a friend.
     
  18. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    I don't know I was just making what may or may not be a helpful suggestion.

    I don't use vBulletin. But I'm just saying that as it can't be done while, importing into xenforo, maybe it is something you can do by merging while still in vbulletin format, ie import one into the other. But your friend should probably ask on the vbulletin forum.
     
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