Can I import users and conversations from Yammer


(Mark Stokes) #1

Hi All,

I run a technical community in the UK and we run our conversations on Yammer, but I am looking to move that to Discourse going forward.

Has anyone managed to do a user and conversation export from Yammer and import to Discourse, so that I do not lose our existing conversations?

Thanks


(Sam Saffron) #2

Not aware of any yammer imports off the top of my head, but first things first. You need to get some sort of backup off yammer.


(Mark Stokes) #3

I should be able to get the data export, either from the toolset or I can wrote a quick export utility that uses the API.

Is there a “import schema” that I could use to make it import ready?


(Sam Saffron) #4

Not really, we have a base importer that does lots of heavy lifting, you would need to write about 100-500 lines of Ruby to create a new importer.


(Mark Stokes) #5

That was my thinking. If I process my export to fit the data model of the base importer, then jobs a good 'Un.