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XF 1.2 Importing from vB 3.8.7

#1
Did a lot of research on XF and I love it... today I pulled the trigger and bought a license and now begin the move to XF but have a couple questions.

I have just installed XF (this is a test install first only).... Want to install, import, and go over all settings and styles before I actually move the main board.

1) I completed the install and was told to create a master account name. So I did... however in the import instructions it says to import any data (in my case from vB) no data must exist in XF yet. However, I just created an account during startup. Now, I did not create any posts or do anything yet.... all I did was install. Am I OK here?

2) I am confused about the Table Prefix in the configure importer field. What is that? What should mine be?

3) Same with Force Character Set?
 
#3
Thanks for the reply Brogan,

For the table prefix, it appears empty... here is what I see....

$config['Database']['tableprefix'] = '';

Should I leave this field empty?

Towards the end of the config file I see this under MySQLI Options

$config['Mysqli']['charset'] = 'utf8';

So I just type, utf8?
 
#5
Ok I did that but I get an error saying table prefix or database name is incorrect.

Database name can't be wrong.... doubled checked....
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#6
Are you pointing it at your live vB database or have you taken a copy? Are you sure the copy is complete? (Does the database you're pointing at have a "user" table.)