larynx wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
I'm looking to migrate an existing custom-made forum to phpBB 3.2.7.
I need to migrate the users, messages and threads. I was thinking about writing a script that reads a row from an existing forum DB table and writes the data to the phpBB table with the fields in their proper format and location.
Is that the correct way of migrating data or should I use some other way?
You mention threads.
phpBB uses topics (flat) and thus if you are really using a threaded forum, that information will be lost.
I suggest you install a phpBB-board to see exactly which data your forum doesn't have so that you have an idea of the necessary scripts which have to be written (in order to fabricate the inexistent data).
Everything is feasible but depending on the size of your forum it could be a large job.