phpmyadmin search for "blank" fields

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The issue is that I want to search for "blanks" not NULLS...see image
Starquest321Asked:
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
What type is that column? For varchar you can use
SELECT column1,.., columnx FROM tablename WHERE Group IS NOT NULL AND Group = ""

HTH,
Dan
hieloCommented:
To achieve this using the interface, click on the "Search" tab, you should see a column labeled "Operator", which gives you a dropdown list of operator options.  One of those options should be:

= ''

So, on the `Group` row, select the operator above, but don't type anything in the "Value" column.

If you want to do this via a query, be sure to surround `Group` in backticks (as I just did) because it is a keyword:

SELECT * FROM `tablename` WHERE `Group` IS NOT NULL AND `Group`='';

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Starquest321Author Commented:
Perfect . . works. Now how can I do a query that will replace the "blank" group field with the number 118

Meaning: Search and replace?
hieloCommented:
You will need to execute an update query:
UPDATE  `tablename` SET `Group`=118 WHERE `Group`=''

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Note: the above statement will update ALL the records with `Group`='', not just the first one. Also, fields with a NULL value will not be updated. If you are trying to update a specific record, use the primary field.  For instance, if the table has a primary field named `ID`, first do the search like did initially.  Make a note of the ID for the specific record you want to update.  Then use the ID in the update query --ex: if the ID for the record in question is 34 then use:
UPDATE `table and ` SET `Group`=118 WHERE ID=34

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