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KenBarlow
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Looking for SourceForge forum to Yabb conversion
Nov 26th, 2010 at 7:10pm
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Hi,

I have had a look around these forums but cannot find a solution to this.

I have had a forum on SourceForge for ages, and this can be backed up to a single XML files.  What I would like to do is convert this to Yabb.  I would expect 1 XML files in, and lots of files out if my understanding of the way Yabb stores files is correct.

I would be grateful if anybody could point me in the direction of such a converter, or suggest how I might achieve this.  Unfortunately I am not a Perl programmer.

Thanks.
  
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Re: Looking for SourceForge forum to Yabb conversion
Reply #1 - Dec 5th, 2010 at 12:06am
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As far as I know, we have an eblah and phpbb converter but no xml converter has never been written.
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 5th, 2010 at 3:50pm
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Thanks.

Excuse my ignorance here, but is there a document that details how YaBB stores files? Maybe some html file templates that can be filled in. Then it might be possible that I write a C program to extract details from the XML file and fill in the templates.

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Reply #3 - Dec 5th, 2010 at 4:57pm
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See the YaBB Codex - http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1224094402 ; File structures
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 5th, 2010 at 8:03pm
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Thanks again.  I will do a test install and create a few posts, then look at the files created to put this information into context.
  
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