XF 1.5 The table prefix or database name is not correct.

Semper Fidelis

Active member
1. I installed xenforo on my dev site. It is up and operational.
2. I am trying to import my vBulleting site from Tools > Import External Data > Vbulletin 4
3. I entered the credentials for the vBulletin 4 dB I want to import.
4. I get the error: The table prefix or database name is not correct.
5. I've checked and re-checked the host name, username, database name and password. There is no prefix for the database I'm importing.
6. Both databases are on the same host and I can't figure out what's going on.

I've searched the forums and find no "trick" as to why I keep getting this message.


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Can you screenshot the details you are entering for each field (you can obfuscate any sensitive details)?

What version of MySQL is installed on the server?

Presumably by same host, you mean a hosted serve, and not localhost?