I'm not planning to swap bits of the database... as I said...swap and change ‘portions’ of the database...
I'm explaining what I want to achieve because I'm a polite person, and am trying to be clear for you.I need to copy all the users' posts
Uhmmm, isn't that just exactly "swapping bits of data"? Anyway
because there is always more than one way to skin a catHowever, I find it strange that you query my motives instead of answering my simple question...
You can see how they are stored by going into the database within the posts table. EG,All I need is an explanation of HOW the special attributes are stored - There's nothing difficult about it.
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Whilst it is true that I could look at some examples of how they are stored, and thus determine the format used, by looking at the data, I don't think that is a sensible way to proceed - there may not be examples of every type....see how they are stored...
text_formatter.utilsservice with a method named
unparse()that returns the content of a parsed text to its original form.
I am asking for a description of that encoding.how to handle the special encoding which phpBB uses for colours, smilies, etc.,
so that I can convert these into the correct equivalent