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Importing from IPB

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Pereira, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    I'm currently running IPB 3.2.3 so I'm looking for advice on importing.

    1. What username will my members have after importing to xenforo? i.e. IPB has a display name and a username system so which one will act as their login/display name?
    2. Is it possible to choose what to import? i.e. members and forums but not threads/posts?
    3. Is there anything which the importer will not import? i.e user fields etc?
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1) The IPB importer uses a source field called "name" as the username.

    2) Yes you can choose to run only some of the modules. But some modules are dependent on others. For example, you can't import threads without forums.

    3) The IPB importer has the following modules:

    userGroups
    userFields
    users
    avatars
    privateMessages
    profileComments
    statusUpdates
    forums
    forumPermissions
    moderators
    threads
    polls
    attachments
    reputation
     
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  3. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    Understood.

    I had a look in my database and the "name" column refers to the login name, not the display name which makes sense.

    Thanks Jake!
     

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