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Separate Import Of Tags And Thread Prefixes

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by ibnesayeed, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Currently we are using VB4 and we have spent several man-hours to add tags and thread prefixes. We don't want to lose that data. But we are eager to migrate our forum to XF.

    Will it be possible to import tags and thread prefixes (hopefully, when added in XF, in [near] future) from the back up of the current state of VB4 instance?

    We also need RTL support badly but data is more important than views. We can always tweak views manually.
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  2. ::abdo::

    ::abdo:: Member

    +all arabic webmaster [​IMG]
  3. Nelson

    Nelson Member

    Yes it is certainly possible to migrate thread...
  4. simunaqv

    simunaqv Well-Known Member

    This is a very important question. The primary reason for not making a move from vb4 to xenforo is that we do not want to lose thread prefixes and tags. Our forum users have done quite a lot of work in compiling this information. If any member of the xenForo development team can at least assure us that it would be possible to separately import thread prefixes and tags, we may migrate our Urdu forum to xenForo.
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  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That would fall under the "incremental import" type of concept, and it's not something that we support.
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  6. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike for your quick response. It means we have yet an Octagon Red Sign ahead of our migration path.

    Can anyone from XenForo team assure if [either of] these features will be available in any near-post gold release? The answer might help us decide better, if we will hold the migration up or not. Thanks. :)
  7. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member


    I guess the question could be this:

    Can the importer import everything at the beginning? You already keep a type of data imported and an import id against the data. Then when Tag Prefixes (as an example) are implemented you have all the information in the import log to put the right tag against the new XF thread.
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  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If it doesn't work for you now, don't migrate. We can't make any promises about future features.

    With some changes to underlying systems, it would be possible, but it's still not trivial.
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  9. ::abdo::

    ::abdo:: Member

    what about the support RTL ?
    very important
  10. Sar

    Sar Active Member

    While there weren't any promises made, it was stated several times, that it is likely to include prefixes in future release.

    It seems that many folks is waiting for this.

  11. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Thread prefixes are planned. If you view the source of the thread list you'll see a lovely TODO comment before the title of a thread.
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  12. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    grep -nre "TODO" .
    Was interesting. :)
  13. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    I've been very satisfied with my first XF board (XF from the beginning, not converted). I have two more that I would love to convert from vB but I cannot allow the tag data to be lost.

    Thread prefixes are not an issue in my case.

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