XF 1.5 Changing Custom User Field Data Via MySQL


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You can do this by running an SQL query that strips out the comma from the value, then convert the column to an int type
I have a custom user field that contains numbers and commas, I need to strip out all the commas from this custom user field and convert it to an integer type.

I'm not an expert when it comes to phpmyadmin and I don't want to spend lots of time doing this manually, what would be the query to run for such a task?

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
If you go through with this, you certainly should be taking a backup of your database first, and be prepared to restore that backup in case anything goes wrong.

The query would be something like:
UPDATE xf_user_field_value
SET field_value = REPLACE(field_value, ',', '')
WHERE field_id = '???';
Change ??? to the ID of the custom field.

Once you have done this, you need to go to Admin CP > Tools > Rebuild Caches and rebuild all users - part of this process rebuilds the cached custom field values from the xf_user_field_value table.