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mass add similar forums

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Mike Law, May 3, 2011.

  1. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member


    I like to automate adding sub-cats as follows


    - sub-cat1
    - sub-cat2
    - sub-cat3

    Category5 ~ 20

    But I want to add these 3 sub-cats to all 20 categories within NODE3

    Is there a smart way to automate this as I don't feel like typing this 100 times.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can keep clicking 'back' in your browser to resubmit the 'add forum' page with different parent nodes. That is a faster way to manually add the forums to each category. But there is no option to mass-add those forums to multiple categories.
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  3. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    If you aren't afraid of SQL, you can copy and paste INSERT queries and adapt the numbers in them.
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  4. Mike Law

    Mike Law Active Member

    Yeah I was looking for either mysql or command line magic.
    but not sure which commands to use...
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The node table uses nested sets so you would have to ensure the lgt and rgt were correct for all nodes, not just the new ones.

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