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To preserve edit histories and observe the attribution requirements of the licenses, content from our sister projects should be imported rather than simply pasted into a new module. Wikibooks administrators and importers can import pages from any of the English-language projects, Simple English Wikibooks, Meta, and Wikispecies.

Requests to import can be made to help in making or expanding a book, and to move works from other projects that fit Wikibooks' scope. Place requests below and an administrator will try to perform the import promptly.

Note that administrators are not responsible for moving and cleaning up pages. Please watch this page for when the import is complete and take care of the imported page.

Administrators and importers: To import a page, go to Special:Import. After import, add {{dewikify}} to the page and make a note where the imported page has ended up. Pages will by default import into Transwiki:Page's name.

Where non-free media is required in a book, editors may request an administrator or uploader to upload the file by making a request below. Please provide the non-free media rationale.

Pages with extremely long edit histories may fail to import. In this case, a single revision which gives attribution to the source wiki will be imported. While this isn't ideal, it should satisfy our licensing. Note that repeated attempts to import may eventually bring over the history, so if it fails on the first attempt, you might want to try it a few more times. Please see bug 15000 (and vote for it to get it resolved sooner).

Import and Merge[edit]

Use this section for imports that need to be "history-merged" with a module that has already been started using copy-paste.

Add requests using the form:

*[[Project:Page name]] → [[Target Page]] ~~~~
Seems this has already been done by the user by cut-and-paste, which should be fine since only the user had edited the page at Wikipedia. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes. Special:CentralAuth suggests that Amtoffee is the same here and on Wikipedia.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 01:17, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

w:SQLite[edit]

--Strange quark (discusscontribs) 11:35, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

I've just tried two times, but: Import failed: A database query error has occurred. Did you forget to run your application's database schema updater after upgrading? Query: INSERT IGNORE INTO `page` (page_namespace,page_title,page_restrictions,page_is_redirect,page_is_new,page_random,page_touched,page_latest,page_len) VALUES ('108','SQLite',' ','0','1','0.949582841512','20180330121252','0','0') Function: WikiPage::insertOn Error: 1205 Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction (10.64.0.205). JackPotte (discusscontribs) 12:16, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
I had a similar experience. The server seems to be in a bad mood atm. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:18, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
@Strange quark: I invite you to copy the content here to begin your work, and we will import the histories later. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 12:26, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I have copy-pasted at SQLite --Strange quark (discusscontribs) 13:07, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Done The histories have been imported into it. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 14:51, 30 March 2018 (UTC)