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Problem with the converter / importer


  • Fuskeduske
    Participant

    @fuskeren

    Hi, i am trying to import a 3.1.7 phpbb DB to bbpress, but some of my “core” users won’t convert.

    I don’t get an error, but they just don’t seem to be retrieved, allthrough their posts and topics are showing fine.

    I get the right amount of users imported, “142” but some of the users are being imported as “imported_username” could it be that the importer checks for 142 users and skips the rest?
    I should say, that i have no users on the forum and i am doing a clean install without any prior imports.

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  • Fuskeduske
    Participant

    @fuskeren

    Addition:

    There are 4 imported_”username”‘s and 4 person missing

    From that the 4 persons missing are the first ones that was created.


    Fuskeduske
    Participant

    @fuskeren

    Addition:

    I have now tried backing up the phpbb database, and then delete the users converting to “imported_username” and “username” but it just finds another user and converts them redundant.

    This might indicate the problem could lie within the first 4 user profiles, is there anything that could mess up the importer like that?


    Fuskeduske
    Participant

    @fuskeren

    I have now deleted one of the 4 users which did not get converted, this caused the “imported_username” users to only appear 3 times.

    As the 3 others are some of the highest profiled members of the site, i can’t delete them, is there a way to convert them manually?


    Fuskeduske
    Participant

    @fuskeren

    I found out the problem lies within the “founder” option in phpbb which you can set for specific users, after setting this to “No” the importer seems to be doing it’s thing.


    Pascal Casier
    Moderator

    @casiepa

    Hi,
    Are you using 2.5.8/2.5.9 or you already tried 2.6-alpha ? That last one has really improved in imports !
    Pascal.


    Fuskeduske
    Participant

    @fuskeren

    I am using 2.6, but i fixed the issue by removing the “founder” setting in phpbb.


    Stephen Edgar
    Keymaster

    @netweb

    I’m pretty sure the “founder” setting won’t have anything to do with it 🙂

    What I think has happened is when you first import your forums the users will be imported as user1, user2, user3, user4 etc, if you subsequently perform another import and you did not reset the forums, or delete delete the imported users then those same 4 previously imported users will remain and the import rather than overwriting these users will import those 4 users as imported_user1, imported_user2, imported_user3, imported_user4.

    I suspect this is what has happened and hence the mismatched post to author relationships.


    Fuskeduske
    Participant

    @fuskeren

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for your answer, each time importing the users i have done this from a completely fresh wordpress installation with wordpress 4.5.2 and BBPress 2.6″Alpha” on different databases using both MySQL and MariaDB, so i fail to see how this has to do with redundant imports.

    However, when i disabled the founder option for the missing users everything went smooth through, this was on a database where i’ve “reset” the forum using the reset option next to import.


    Stephen Edgar
    Keymaster

    @netweb

    I’ve just tested my phpBB 3.1.19 phpBB test install and everything worked perfectly without changing the founder state of an admin account:


    Stephen Edgar
    Keymaster

    @netweb

    I also just created a new user on the phpBB board: foundation_user, activated the user and then made the user a founder, posted a reply to a topic and ran the importer and all worked as expected:

    Screen Shot

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