Replace only a specific value from a column in MySQL

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To replace, use the REPLACE() MySQL function. Since you need to update the table for this, use the UPDATE() function with the SET clause.

Following is the syntax −

update yourTableName set yourColumnName=replace(yourColumnName,yourOldValue,yourNewValue);

Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable
(
   FirstName varchar(100),
   CountryName varchar(100)
);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.69 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable values('John','AUS');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('Bob','AUS');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.12 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('Chris','US');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.16 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('David','UK');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.43 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values('Adam','US');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.09 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output −

+-----------+-------------+
| FirstName | CountryName |
+-----------+-------------+
| John      | AUS         |
| Bob       | AUS         |
| Chris     | US          |
| David     | UK          |
| Adam      | US          |
+-----------+-------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Following is the query to replace a specific value −

mysql> update DemoTable set CountryName=replace(CountryName,'AUS','US');
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.17 sec)
Rows matched: 5 Changed: 2 Warnings: 0

Let us check the table records once again −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output −

+-----------+-------------+
| FirstName | CountryName |
+-----------+-------------+
| John      | US          |
| Bob       | US          |
| Chris     | US          |
| David     | UK          |
| Adam      | US          |
+-----------+-------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 27-Sep-2019 10:15:40
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