[development] Changing Input format for all instances of a field

larry at garfieldtech.com larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Sep 28 18:15:17 UTC 2009

Are you certain?  The field itself is not, or the format info is not?

It's probably best to move this to IRC, as it's turning into site 
support more than Drupal development. :-)

--Larry Garfield

Brian Vuyk wrote:
> Which CCK table would that be? It's not stored in the content_type_* or 
> content_field_* tables. It may be in the serialized arrays in 
> content_node_field or content_node_field_instance, but changing those 
> didn't seem to have an effect.
> Brian
> larry at garfieldtech.com wrote:
>> The input format is stored as an integer in the database.  You should 
>> be able to just go to the appropriate CCK table in the database and 
>> run an UPDATE query on it manually.  You'll then want to clear all 
>> caches to make sure it takes effect.
>> I do not know of any more automated method, but it's a simple process 
>> in SQL.
>> --Larry Garfield
>> Brian Vuyk wrote:
>>> Hello all!
>>> I need to change the input format for all instances of a certain CCK 
>>> field. What is the best way to go about this? There are about 2,000 
>>> nodes that need to be updated. What's the best way to do this?
>>> Thanks in advance!
>>> Brian

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