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Getting to Know the New Nova Database Functions

Nova now comes with a new set of functions for use with databases based on Laravel. I’m getting to know this functionality by running through what's possible with a few practical examples. I’ve always like w3resources for presenting interesting challenges asking I query my database with raw mysql queries. Until now I have written these raw queries first in sequel pro and then using existing functionality in the style of SMVCF 2.2 (pre-nova) in models. Nova presents us with a new way to work.


31st May 2016 18:46:20 Database, NOVA, PHP by Kerry Owston

SQL Find & Replace

When finding and replacing multiple instances of text in a website use this:

update [table_name] set [field_name] = replace([field_name],'[string_to_find]','[string_to_replace]');

would look something like this in practice

update sm_usefulSites set webAddress = replace(field_name,'[kerryowston.co.uk]','[daveismyname.com]');

it updates the selected colum( field_name) in the selected table (table name) and tells it to replace whatever is specified in string_to_find with whatever is spedified in string_to_replace

17th Feb 2015 9:29:39 Database by Kerry Owston

Working with Databases and HeidiSQL

System – Any

Not spell checked yet JSYK

I’ve been using Heidi SQL for a while now but no where near to it’s full potential. Perhaps directly editing data or checking what a specific ID is etc. I choose this as it seemed to be one of the best available.

Here are a few of the basic level things that can be done with databases and when using this program.

5th Feb 2015 9:39:28 Database by Kerry Owston

Database Queries

Database Normalisation


26th Aug 2014 11:31:53 Database by Kerry Owston

Database Normalisation

Database Normalisation


4th Aug 2014 14:53:58 Database by Kerry Owston