View Full Version : Urgent - Help/advice needed (MySQL related tasks) in forum data salvation

04-29-2005, 08:37 PM
I am a member of TV Tome, and against the recent changes foreboding the domain into a horrible merger which has policies which in the end negate the users who've built the site from having any say in the matter. While the webmaster gets all monetary benefits of the merger from a potentially free-non-profit founded site. With that all aside I want to know if this data can be salvaged by being ported over into a ProBoards (which is the new horrible forum system on the merge site) forum by way of a script or tool? Since they say they're going to wipe all the forum data (which has countless user opinions). I've searched and searched, couldn't find any conversion scripts.

Is this even possible?

Thanks for all help. Urgency is of the essence.

I was told the forum was SQL - Here's an example: http://tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GeneralForumThread/forumid-90/

06-05-2005, 05:46 AM
if they both use the same database(which i think they would) check if the database rows names are the same. if the are you are one lucky person you could just turn the new forum to work on that database. but if not you will have to write something that will change all the names of the database variables to what will work on the new forum.