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I maintain a site for a group that used e107 … it is old, and in much need of update, so I am probably going to work on converting it to OCP.    But I see the built in types for import stuff doesn't include e107…

So was wondering if there is a guide for building an converter for those databases.   it looks like the main code to do it (for other types) is in sources/hooks/modules/admin_import.   Can I just take one of those, like smf or phbb and use it as a guide?   Would it be pretty clear what needs to be changed?

Thanks, and long time no see to everyone.

Paul
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Yes, I think you would just need to copy e.g. phpnuke.php to e107.php, change the class name to match e107, and then change that code. To change the code you need to study all the different e107 fields, and set up the code to translate these to the appropriate parameters in the ocPortal APIs, and in some cases probably do some clever stuff (as when writing importers there's always some stuff that doesn't translate directly).


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Ok, will give it a shot when i get a chance, thanks.

Paul
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Eh, I looked at it, it really looks like a nightmare of matching things back and forth, and it's been so long since I coded for OCP that I just don't want to deal with it…    I will just let them know if they want to go with newer/better OCP they gotta start all over…

Paul
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