Although the install and import instructions are written clearly, I have this problem.
I created an empty new db using phpMyAdmin first. "NewDB"
Then instaled XenForo, using the name of the new db.
No problems there.
I created another database, named it "OldDB",
then imported that database from a previous forum installation (XenForo db as well, that was the whole point of purchasing XenForo anyway), using the phpMyAdmin import feature.
I get this "The table prefix or database name is not correct" error, after trying Import External Data icon.
When I look at the table structures, I see no problems with prefixes. Both goes "xf_addon" and so on.
Maybe because I am new to these kind of stuff, I feel lost.
I need to understand more about this "data" and "internal_data" folders, maybe.
What else this importer is looking at?
"The data to be entered in the configuration screen is related to the database you are importing from."
I totally get that, but isn't it supposed to be a database existing on the same phpMyAdmin installation? OldDB > NewDB from the same phpMyAdmin, I mean.
I am using the same phpMyAdmin user and password for both databases.