Help switching from one Wordpress plug-in to another

I hve a website that uses the basic wordpress event calendar.  It lacks certain features and I would like to change to another plug-in, Spider Event Calendar.  It says its active but it isn't live on the page, and it hasn't imported any of the data from the basic Event Calendar.  How do I make the Spider Event Calendar replace the basic event calendar?
Barry GrossmanSr. Software QA LackeyAsked:
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
You're probably not going to able to just install a new events plugin and expect it to see items added to the older one.  This information is usually stored in the WP database in some way and neither plugin can see the other's entries.  This is especially true if one or both plugins create their own tables.

I would look at the older plugin and see if it has an export option.  If so, the new one likely has an import option and converting the export to the expected format for the import is your best bet.  If not, you are looking at having to closely examine the database to see how to query out your old data and convert it to the new plugin's expected format.

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Barry GrossmanSr. Software QA LackeyAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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