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Changing Profile Fields

  • Avatar of junger
    junger
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    @junger

    Hi guys,

    I needed to make some text changes to the options in one of my profile fields – changing, for example, Boston College to Boston College Eagles. I assumed that when I did that, it would change across the site and in my users’ front-end profiles.

    It didn’t happen.

    Is there a way to magically update all of the user profiles to show this text change? Not looking to go into the database and do queries to find/replace.

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  • Avatar of junger
    junger
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    @junger

    Bump. Any thoughts on this?

    Avatar of techguy
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    @crashutah

    I think a query on the database is likely going to be the only solution that I can think of for this.

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    junger
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    @junger

    @techguy Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m hoping to avoid. Not because it wouldn’t work, but it just gets messy.

    It seems silly that a “universal” field like a profile field wouldn’t update it in all circumstances across user profiles. Why is that?

    “It seems silly that a “universal” field like a profile field wouldn’t update it in all circumstances across user profiles. Why is that?”

    Think of an option field as a stencil, and think of the database as the surface you paint onto through the stencil. When you change the stencil, it doesn’t automatically go back and repaint all the previous surfaces. You would have to go back and re-paint them yourself, which would be like doing an update on the database. No way to avoid it.

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    junger
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    @junger

    @royatl

    Or … I could think of it as a profile field that updates everywhere when it’s updated. Analogies don’t make bugs in the product any less annoying.

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