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Posting a thread

#1
I currently run a few game servers and wanted to implemented a feature where players can report rule-breakers in game through a simple command. The command would create a thread in a certain node on the forum so that admins can see it. I intended to do this by directly adding the post to the `xf_post` table but was wondering about the other values I need to amend on the database (such as post counts for the user that made the post etc).
 

Kent

Active member
#2
Only updating xf_thread and xf_post seems to work fine, but I'm not sure how much of it is absolutely required or will cause problem if not properly updated.
Considering even a thread with no posts works without apparent error, I think XF handles missing data quite well.

Queries run by XenForo when making a new thread:
Code:
INSERT INTO `xf_thread` (`user_id`, `username`, `title`, `prefix_id`, `node_id`, `discussion_state`, `discussion_open`, `sticky`, `post_date`, `last_post_date`, `last_post_user_id`, `last_post_username`, `reply_count`, `view_count`, `discussion_type`, `first_post_id`, `last_post_id`, `first_post_likes`)
VALUES ('1', 'Admin', 'This is a new thread.', '0', '8', 'visible', '1', '0', '1363371963', '1363371963', '1', 'Admin', '0', '0', '', '0', '0', '0')
 
INSERT INTO `xf_post` (`message`, `thread_id`, `user_id`, `username`, `post_date`, `message_state`, `position`, `ip_id`, `attach_count`, `likes`, `like_users`, `warning_id`, `warning_message`)
VALUES ('This is a new message in a new thread.', '9', '1', 'Admin', '1363371963', 'visible', '0', '0', '0', '0', 'a:0:{}', '0', '')
 
INSERT INTO `xf_ip` (`user_id`, `content_type`, `content_id`, `action`, `ip`, `log_date`) VALUES ('1', 'post', '25', 'insert', '3232236135', '1363371963')
UPDATE `xf_post` SET `ip_id` = '66' WHERE (post_id = 25)
 
UPDATE `xf_attachment` SET `content_type` = 'post', `content_id` = '25', `temp_hash` = '', `unassociated` = '0' WHERE (temp_hash = '0c4d927fb0fed30f1d26a1e88f5ea228')
 
UPDATE xf_user
SET message_count = message_count + 1
WHERE user_id = '1'
 
REPLACE DELAYED INTO xf_search_index
(content_type, content_id,
title, message, metadata,
item_date, user_id, discussion_id)
VALUES
('post', 25, 'This is a new thread.', 'This is a new message in a new thread.', '_md_user_1 _md_content_post _md_node_8 _md_thread_9', 1363371963, 1, 9)
 
UPDATE `xf_thread` SET `first_post_id` = '25', `last_post_id` = '25' WHERE (thread_id = 9)
 
INSERT INTO `xf_news_feed` (`user_id`, `username`, `content_type`, `content_id`, `action`, `extra_data`, `event_date`) VALUES ('1', 'Admin', 'thread', '9', 'insert', '', '1363371963')
 
UPDATE `xf_forum` SET `discussion_count` = '3', `message_count` = '4', `last_post_date` = '1363371963', `last_post_id` = '25', `last_thread_title` = 'This is a new thread.' WHERE (node_id = 8)
 
REPLACE DELAYED INTO xf_search_index
(content_type, content_id,
title, message, metadata,
item_date, user_id, discussion_id)
VALUES
('thread', 9, 'This is a new thread.', '', '_md_user_1 _md_content_thread _md_node_8 _md_thread_9', 1363371963, 1, 9)
 
#4
Only updating xf_thread and xf_post seems to work fine, but I'm not sure how much of it is absolutely required or will cause problem if not properly updated.
Considering even a thread with no posts works without apparent error, I think XF handles missing data quite well.

Queries run by XenForo when making a new thread:
Code:
INSERT INTO `xf_thread` (`user_id`, `username`, `title`, `prefix_id`, `node_id`, `discussion_state`, `discussion_open`, `sticky`, `post_date`, `last_post_date`, `last_post_user_id`, `last_post_username`, `reply_count`, `view_count`, `discussion_type`, `first_post_id`, `last_post_id`, `first_post_likes`)
VALUES ('1', 'Admin', 'This is a new thread.', '0', '8', 'visible', '1', '0', '1363371963', '1363371963', '1', 'Admin', '0', '0', '', '0', '0', '0')
 
INSERT INTO `xf_post` (`message`, `thread_id`, `user_id`, `username`, `post_date`, `message_state`, `position`, `ip_id`, `attach_count`, `likes`, `like_users`, `warning_id`, `warning_message`)
VALUES ('This is a new message in a new thread.', '9', '1', 'Admin', '1363371963', 'visible', '0', '0', '0', '0', 'a:0:{}', '0', '')
 
INSERT INTO `xf_ip` (`user_id`, `content_type`, `content_id`, `action`, `ip`, `log_date`) VALUES ('1', 'post', '25', 'insert', '3232236135', '1363371963')
UPDATE `xf_post` SET `ip_id` = '66' WHERE (post_id = 25)
 
UPDATE `xf_attachment` SET `content_type` = 'post', `content_id` = '25', `temp_hash` = '', `unassociated` = '0' WHERE (temp_hash = '0c4d927fb0fed30f1d26a1e88f5ea228')
 
UPDATE xf_user
SET message_count = message_count + 1
WHERE user_id = '1'
 
REPLACE DELAYED INTO xf_search_index
(content_type, content_id,
title, message, metadata,
item_date, user_id, discussion_id)
VALUES
('post', 25, 'This is a new thread.', 'This is a new message in a new thread.', '_md_user_1 _md_content_post _md_node_8 _md_thread_9', 1363371963, 1, 9)
 
UPDATE `xf_thread` SET `first_post_id` = '25', `last_post_id` = '25' WHERE (thread_id = 9)
 
INSERT INTO `xf_news_feed` (`user_id`, `username`, `content_type`, `content_id`, `action`, `extra_data`, `event_date`) VALUES ('1', 'Admin', 'thread', '9', 'insert', '', '1363371963')
 
UPDATE `xf_forum` SET `discussion_count` = '3', `message_count` = '4', `last_post_date` = '1363371963', `last_post_id` = '25', `last_thread_title` = 'This is a new thread.' WHERE (node_id = 8)
 
REPLACE DELAYED INTO xf_search_index
(content_type, content_id,
title, message, metadata,
item_date, user_id, discussion_id)
VALUES
('thread', 9, 'This is a new thread.', '', '_md_user_1 _md_content_thread _md_node_8 _md_thread_9', 1363371963, 1, 9)
Thank you for reply :) this will be useful :D