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Find/Replace in phpMyAdmin?

edited January 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I am wondering if there is a way I can do a mass find/replace in my Vanilla db. Basically, I have a bunch of discussions called one name, and I want to change them all to another. Is there a way to do this without going into every topic (150 +/-) and editing the name?


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    edited January 2007
    If it's an exact name, you could run an SQL query perhaps?
    UPDATE table SET field="New name" WHERE field="Old name"

    (Always remember to make backups of important things before running queries!)
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    For substring matching:
    UPDATE LUM_Discussion SET Name=REPLACE(Name, 'Old name', 'New name') WHERE field LIKE 'Old name'
    Not tested however, be safe.
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    Eh. Anyone have a tested method? : ) I'll try this soon, but will wait to see if anyone has a tested method for me to try.
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    Chicken! =D
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    edited January 2007
    @garvin: just backup your db then run the code. If it goes FUBAR then restore the db and all is well again!
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