MySQL/MariaDB search and replace


This is one of those things I'm constantly forgetting, especially since I use Postgres for most of my work.

To replace the occurance of a string in a field with another, use the following. This replaces the value of the field with the value of the field where a text substitution has taken place:

MariaDB [DB]> UPDATE table 
    -> SET field=REPLACE(field,'original','replacement');

The MariaDB site lists further details.

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