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Missing "Friends" after import from IP.Board 3.1.4

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by CyclingTribe, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I imported from IP.Board 3.1.4 to XF 1.1 RC1 last weekend and a few members have noticed that they don't have as many friends as they had before.

    When I've checked against the old IPB friends list they're right.

    I wondered if there was a reason why some of the friends connections hadn't been remade?

    And also what is the process to manually re-create those connections and restore the "lost" friends?

    Shaun :D
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Do they still have some friends? The data is pulled from a cache with their user record, so if IPB didn't keep that up to date then this could happen.

    They would have to follow those people again in XF.
  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, most have retained most of their friends, but quite a few have some friends missing.

    Could I manually add the data directly to the table/s?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Unfortunately no, because of our own cached data.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You could do lots of queries, but it would probably be easier for the members to just update it themselves.

    Edit: Then again, maybe not :D
  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Fair enough - it's just that in IPB the connection appears to be singular - someone is simply your friend regardless of who has made the approach.

    In XF there is a duality - depending on who initiated the friendship. Friends are now split between followers and following - and it's the "followers" that people won't be able to recover for themselves since it requires the follower to, well, follow them again.

    Since it's only a few people who have noticed (or are bothered) what would the queries be? (y)
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well as Mike posted above, you can't do it due to cached data.
  8. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Okay, no worries, I'll just ask them to follow the missing ones :)

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