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  1. #1
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    Sep 2009

    Word search/replace on entire DB

    I have a DB with 15+ tables in it and I need to replace a brand name (one word no spaces) in all the tables with a different name. Iím a little rough around the edgesí with my SQL statements, any experts out there that can save me a few hours?


  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    For both MySQL and MSSQL, I assume you're looking for something like ...

    update tablename set col=replace(col, "old_brand", "new_brand");
    MySQL: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/...nction_replace
    TSQL (MS SQL SERVER): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/libr...v=SQL.90).aspx

    Is that what you need?
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  3. #3
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    Sep 2009
    Thats exactly what i need.

    for anyone reading this with the same problem, use:
    SHOW COLUMNS FROM '.$dbtable
    to grab all the columns in your table, then loop through using svidgen's command.

    Thanks svidgen,
    Last edited by apeg; 06-04-2010 at 02:42 PM.

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