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User thread subscriptions: do they import?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Rudy, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    I've never used thread subscriptions on the vB forums I'm working on, but I had a user ask if his 1000+ thread subscriptions will migrate over to XF. Not a deal breaker by any means, but it would be nice to know if they migrate over or not as watched threads.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. The vB importer brings over vB's thread subscriptions as watched threads in XF. It preserves the email updates also.
     
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  3. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    I take it that thread prefixes are also carried over? I want to eliminate a forum section, and am going to use a special prefix for those threads so users can click it and get the entire list.
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes.
     
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  5. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    Jake, are thread subscriptions also imported with the Big Board Importer?
     
  6. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    Turns out they didn't get imported somehow using the Big Board Importer... and I didn't notice. Got some upset users.
     
  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes.
     
  8. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    If thread subscriptions didn't get imported via the Big Board importer, which in my case they didn't, is there a way to import only the subscriptions now that the board has been running on XF for over a month, and not screw up the db? I imagine it would probably overwrite any new watched threads that were added since the migration, or maybe duplicate them, but could there be a possibility of just importing them without messing with any existing watched threads in each user's list?
     
  9. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes that should be doable. The data structure for watched threads is very simple.

    If you give me access to both databases (vB and XF) then I can take a look and probably come up with a query for you.
     
  10. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    Awesome, what's the best way to grant you access?
     
  11. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    Hey @Jake Bunce - wanted to ask you if it would be as simple as isolating the Thread Subscription import code from the Big Board importer and placing that code in its own file and running it? I would really love to learn how to do it.
     

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