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[Resolved] Cannot create a dump file

  • Hi Tobias,

    I am migration from WP Table Reloaded to Tablepress on my Mac. When I try to create a dump file from within WP TR pluggin options it creates a file that cannot be opened. I am getting the message “There is no application set to open the document “wp-table-reloaded-export-2013-03-08.dump”.”

    Is this typical of Mac? I have backed up my entire site as recommended, but I was hoping I could also create a simple table backup as well.

    Thanks!
    Hillary

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/

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  • Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi Hillary,

    thanks for your post!

    Yes, it is expected that you can’t open a WP-Table Reloaded. The reason is that this is a very technical format, and there’s simply no application that understands what the contents mean.
    If you wanted to, you could open the file in a text editor (like TextWrangler), but everything will just look like garbage. But that’s no problem, there’s no real need to deal with the file directly. It’s basically just for safe-keeping, in case you want to re-import things into WP-Table Reloaded or TablePress.
    If you want “simple” table backups, i.e. in a format that can be read by other applications, I recommend to export the tables to CSV format. That can for example be opened by Numbers or Excel.
    (In WP-Table Reloaded, this can be tedious, as you would have to export each table individually. If you migrate to TablePress first, you can then export all tables at once, to CSV files that are stored in a ZIP archive.)

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Hi Tobias,

    Thank you for your quick and clear response! I will do the CSV format export.

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi,

    no problem, you are very welcome!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

    Hello again Tobias,

    I have downloaded and activated TablePress to my site. (WPTR is also still active). I do not see TablePress it in my WP Dashboard Tools or anywhere on the Dashboard, so I can’t find the notification that WP-Table Reloaded is installed and activated; therefore I cannot “Import” my tables to TablePress.

    Sorry, i’m sure there is a simple answer I am just missing!

    Thanks,
    Hillary

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi Hillary,

    that’s strange… Not sure what’s going on there.
    Are you maybe using any capability or user management plugins, like “Advanced Access Manager” or “User Role Editor”? I had it happen once that this caused trouble with the initial installation of TablePress.

    If you want, I can take a direct look at this on your site. For that, could you create a temporary admin account for me, and send me an email? My address is in the main plugin file “tablepress.php”.

    Regards,
    Tobias

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