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Friday, December 21, 2012

Excellent Script to change MySQL Table Prefix in Drupal

Note: This script is applicable to any website using MySQL as its database.

I wanted to change my MySQL table prefix for my Drupal installation and googling and trying various methods that I bumped across in various websites, but to no avail until I landed upon this awesome little script. I've tried and tested this script and it's an excellent little but powerful script to change your MySQL Table prefixes.

Just download the script provided here MySQL Table Prefix Changer and place it in your document root folder. Then enter something like this in your browser "www.example.com/prefix-dxc.php" and fill in the form with the relevant inputs. And within seconds your table prefix should be changed/updated.

Once all's done you will get a final report. One error I noticed during my process was this:

Deprecated: Function mysql_list_tables() is deprecated in C:\xampp\htdocs\prefix-dxc.php on line 109

There is nothing to worry about this as it's just a message telling the above function is no longer supported by my current MySQL version.

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