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Search and replace characters in a MySQL table



4:06 am on Jun 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I discovered I incorrectly imported data into my database as some accented characters are corrupted.

For example, instead of "Tucumn" I get "Tucumán".

I've made changes to this data so I don't want to dump it and reimport it but try to salvage it if I can.

I noticed each character corrupts the same way:


Is there a command I can use to search and replace strings in the table across all the columns? Or maybe some even better fix?


12:20 pm on Jul 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If your rows have last update timestamps you could narrow down which rows have not been updated yet since the initial import and you could update just those rows.

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