Inserting new users in to DB, can it be done??

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rusty105
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Inserting new users in to DB, can it be done??

Post by rusty105 »

OK, here is an odd question, and I think I might be able to work thru this one, but want to check if there is a MOD already in place for this.

I have a list of users that I want to import into my existing DB. The purpose of this is that I have a few years worth of mailing list output that I want to import into the forum. I can/will set up a spreadsheet of the 'username' 'registration date' which will be the first day I have an e-mail from them. They all will be members of 1 group 'Archive group' so I can control the permissions. From there I need to know what other fields NEED info for the database not to self destruct. I want to be able to set the e-mail, and passwords to all be the same. (if this is a big security no-no let me know) The second part will be to import the e-mail messages, which I will work on later. SO.....

What are the bare minimum fields needed, and can I just do a SQL inq to insert the users into the table 'phpbb_users' ?

Thanks
Rusty
rusty105
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Re: Inserting new users in to DB, can it be done??

Post by rusty105 »

Anyone?

Should I post this on the main site noew that it is back up :)

Rusty
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