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XF 1.2 Importing from vB 3.8.7

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by tcmw, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. tcmw

    tcmw Member

    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?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you have used the same name or email address for the admin account as an account in your vB installation, you will be prompted to rename or merge.

    The table prefix is whatever you have set in your vB installation.

    You need to enter the character set if you have one set in your vB config file.

    Also see this thread: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/
     
  3. tcmw

    tcmw Member

    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?
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Correct in both cases.
     
  5. tcmw

    tcmw Member

    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....
     
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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.)
     
  7. tcmw

    tcmw Member

    I took a copy (backed up copy) of my database and have been trying to import it into my XF test forum database.
     
  8. tcmw

    tcmw Member

    I have this figured out. I had entered the wrong details in.
     

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