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Mass editing MySQL database

What would be the proper way to edit a MySQL data table, replacing a value?  

I'm trying to, for instance, replace value "x" under 'post_type' with value "y" without possibly editing other columns.  

If that isn't possible (editing restricted to column) I would still like to know what the appropriate command is to run the REPLACE syntax on the entire table.
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tbawarehouse
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Christopher Raymond MendozaCommented:
Hello tbawarehouse,

Try this:
    UPDATE `table1` SET `post_type`="y" WHERE `post_type`="x";

More on the UPDATE statement:
    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/update.html

Regards,
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tbawarehouseAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response, however I found a much easier solution.

Using the MySQL Query Browser I simply enable editing then use the 'Search' function in the GUI to replace value "x" with value "y."  While it doesn't restrict to the post_type column, I was able to work around that small issue by using unique names for the fields I need.
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tbawarehouseAuthor Commented:
Found the obvious I didn't see before.
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