Export Spider Contacts

Matt created the topic: Export Spider Contacts


I need to export the Spider Contacts information I have in a Joomla 2.5 websitethat was recently compromised. I have rebuilt everything else in Joomla 3.4.8 except Spider Contacts. Is there a way I can export Spider Contacts and then upload that to the new Joomla website? I can't use a migration tool because the old website was too badly compromised and cannot risk moving infected files over to the new site.

Thank you!


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Agapi G. replied the topic: Export Spider Contacts

Dear Matt,

You can migrate your Spider Contacts from your Joomla 2.5 site to Joomla 3 by exporting and importing the database tables of the component. To do that you need to do the followng:

On your Joomla 2.5 website:

1. go to phpMyAdmin
2. open your Joomla 2.5 database
3. select the Export menu item
4. change the radio button from Quick to Custom
5. unselect all tables and select the following 4 tables:


(where [j25_prefix] is your Joomla 2.5 database prefix)
6. scroll all the way down and press the Go button. This will export a SQL file containing those 4 tables.

On your Joomla 3.x website:

7. select the Import menu item
8. browse for the exported SQL file
9. scroll all the way down and press the Go button. This will import the form maker tables to your Joomla 3.0 database.

Now you need to change the prefix for those tables to the one that is set for your Joomla 3.0 database.

10. in the phpMyAdmin from the left pane of your Joomla 3.0 database select the [j25_prefix]_spidercontacts_contacts.
11. select the Operations menu item from the top menu
12. scroll to the Table options box and edit the value of Rename table to field with the Joomla 3.0 prefix, so that the table name now looks like this [j3_prefix]_spidercontacts_contacts (where [j3_prefix] is your Joomla 3.0 database prefix)
13. do the same for other 3 tables.
14. go to your Joomla 3.0 administration panel and install Spider Contacts 3.0 version.

That's it! Now you should have your contacts all set up.

Kind regards,
Agapi G.
Web-Dorado team

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