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MySQL: Search & Replace

Date:  Tue, 25th-Jan-2005prevnext

Tags: Databases

I've just finished a little housekeeping on the MySQL database that sits behind this website and I was struck by just how useful MySQL's search-and-replace facility is for this task.

mysql> update table_name set table_field = replace(table_field,'replace_that','with_this');

Wonderful stuff. Now if only the search-and-replace supported Regular Expressions.

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