Re: Importing data from existing database to buddypress
Thanks for your responses folks. Allow me to explain my query a bit in more depth –
Exists since last 4-5 years; created by an amature web designer using php-mysql. The fella is refusing to cooperate and all I have is access to .sql dumps of individual tables of the existing database.
The current website only provides simple functionality to accept data from users through a form [typical form consisting of First Name, Last Name, Year of Graduation, Branch, Phone Number, Email ID, Current Employer, Profession etc.).
What I have done so far:
Created a WPMU powered site on my computer using XAMPP installation. Before I take it to the Internet, I’ll have to present a demo to my college. For that, I need to import the data of existing users from existing database to WPMU database.
To keep the things simple, I have replicated the input fields of existing website into my WPMU site.
I want to have all the old information imported to my new WPMU database so that the old users do not have to re-register on the new website.
What I’m thinking:
If I can import the .sql dumps from existing database tables (I have individual table backups!) to WPMU tables.
What do you think? Is there a better way to solve the problem? Please suggest.
PS: I love WPMU & Buddypress. Awesome creation, guys!