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As Designed vBulletin 3.8's 'Interests' userfield imported as part of the 'About me' contents on XenForo

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by imthebest, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Is this as designed?
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes.
     
  3. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    On my forum I have various custom user fields like:
    • Interests: learn PHP and improve my french skills
    • Favorite movies: Titanic
    • Favorite music: classic
    Instead of importing the data in the 'About You' field as:

    learn PHP and improve my french skills
    Titanic
    classic

    You should also import the custom user field name and put everything in the 'About You' so it will look like:

    Interests: learn PHP and improve my french skills
    Favorite movies: Titanic
    Favorite music: classic

    Much better don't you think?
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Only fields 1 - 4 in the source are imported into core fields. Unfortunately, there is no way to identify what those fields are, so if you want to change the structure to import those into custom fields, you would need to modify the code to fit your exact needs. (Fields 1-4 are default fields in the source DB.)
     
  5. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    I'm not talking about importing vBulletin's custom user fields as custom user fields on XenForo.

    See, you're already importing the contents of the custom user fields inside the 'About You' section of XenForo. My proposal is to not only import the contents of those user fields but also their title, so in the 'About You' section the end result will be:

    "$vb_customfield_name" + ":" + "$vb_customfield_contents"

    Which will result for example in:
    Favorite movies: Inception, Prince of Persia, Avatar, etc.

    Instead of:
    Inception, Prince of Persia, Avatar, etc.
     

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