Searching and replacing data

Often you'll want to replace a field's value or an instance of a term across many records at once.

To search and replace data:
  1. Create (or open) a table report that contains all the records you want to modify.

  2. Choose More > Search and Replace in these records from the Page bar.

  3. From the In the field dropdown, select the field that you want to search.

  4. Tell Quick Base what term or value you want to find.

    Depending on the type of field you selected in the previous step, do one of the following:

    • In the Change field, enter the text you want to find.

    • In the Change field, click Select Value. A list of items displays. Pick the one you want to find and click OK.

  5. Tell Quick Base what should replace the found value.

    Depending on the type of field you selected in the previous step, do one of the following:

    • In the To field, enter the text you want to appear in place of the text Quick Base finds.

    • In the To field, click Select Value. A list of items displays. Pick the one that you want to replace the found value and click OK.

  6. Click Next.

    Quick Base displays a message telling you how many records the operation will change.

  7. Click Replace.

    To see the results of this action, you must refresh or reload the page in your browser window.

Note: If you don't have permission to modify all the records in a specific report, then only those records that you do have permission to modify will be changed.

Tip: You can remove a term by searching for it and replacing it with nothing (leave the To box blank)

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