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Merge two forums

Author Danny2000
#1 | Posted: 20 Jul 2008 19:55 
how can I merge two forums topics to one forum?
my current board has 6 forums, and I want to merge two of them, I can not move the topics one by one cause there are more than 200 topics in each forum,
is there any solution for this issue?

Author Paul
Lead Developer 
#2 | Posted: 24 Jul 2008 03:40 
The most simple way is to update the database with SQL commands like:

update minibbtable_topics set forum_id=CURRENT_FORUM_ID where forum_id=MERGING_FORUM_ID;

update minibbtable_posts set forum_id=CURRENT_FORUM_ID where forum_id=MERGING_FORUM_ID;
For example, if you have a forum A, and you want to move all topics to forum B, then A will stand for MERGING_FORUM_ID and B is for CURRENT_FORUM_ID.

Author Siavashُ
#3 | Posted: 24 Jul 2008 14:03 
Thanks Paul ;-)

Author Guest
#4 | Posted: 26 Jul 2011 11:58 
Hi everyone,

I've just merged two forums - thanks Paul!

However, on the front page of the community where it displays the TOPICS and REPLIES for each forum... this hasn't updated to display the correct amount of topics and replies for the now merged forums.

Any help?


Author Guest
#5 | Posted: 26 Jul 2011 12:24 
please ignore - its updated :)


Author Paul
Lead Developer 
#6 | Posted: 27 Jul 2011 03:08 
For updating topics/amounts, you can use a special script.

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