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Question about importing

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by llubosz, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. llubosz

    llubosz New Member

    Hello,

    We consider moving quite a big forum to your solution. The problem is that our current engine is 13 years old phpBB with some mind blowing modification on board. I see some importing options in XenForo, but I'm not so stupid to believe it will work with our forum. So could you explain me or provide documentation how importers work? The source code of any existing importer will also be extremely helpful. Then we will rethink if we are able to write one suitable for us, and then we can make a decision of buying your solution.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are built in importers for phpBB 3.0 and 3,1 (see the pre-sales FAQ in my signature for what is imported).

    As long as the core table schema has not been altered, the default content will be able to be imported.

    Any content specific to add-ons or customisations will not be imported.
     
  3. llubosz

    llubosz New Member

    Ok, but will I be able to write my own importer to handle these customizations? I'm PHP developer, so my question is if importers code is open?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, if you are comfortable with PHP then you can look at the existing importer code and use it as a basis for writing your own, or extend the base importer.
     
  5. llubosz

    llubosz New Member

    Thanks. Is there any option for me to see existing importer code before we buy a licence?
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunately not.
    The files and code are only available to license holders.
     
  7. llubosz

    llubosz New Member

    Ok, thank you.
     

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