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Automatic removing and replacing all tables in a website

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    Automatic removing and replacing all tables in a website

    Posted 4 months 1 week ago
    • I ask for your opinion and for a possible advice. I need to delete all the tables in hundreds of articles on an old website (in joomla 1.5) that I need to update to the recent version. Can someone perhaps give me a hint, if for Joomla a tool exists, with which I can delete all tables (automatic on the db) and their contents can hold?

      I have already searched in the joomla.org extensions and the web without being able to find something like that.
    • Last Edit: 4 months 1 week ago by Fritz.
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    Re: Automatic removing and replacing all tables in a website

    Posted 4 months 1 week ago
    • I would not attempt that automatically. Every single table will have different layout and elements.

      There is a search and replace extension https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/search-replace-for-joomla/ but you won't be able to replace all the code in an entire table (over many lines) because you won't be able to come up one thing to "search" for to do the "replace".

      Regards, Mark.
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    Re: Automatic removing and replacing all tables in a website

    Posted 4 months 1 week ago
    • I thought more about a real table recognition program (<table ... to </ table>) able to identify the beginning and end of these elements with their relative contents (<td> to </ td>) could replace them with simple lines of text (<p> to </ p>).
      I was convinced that someone had already tried, considering that the old sites were almost always ordered in tables.
      Working later on reorganizing the contents would certainly have been faster.
      Bummer! It is about working hours...
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    Re: Automatic removing and replacing all tables in a website

    Posted 4 months 1 week ago
    • Sorry that's the best I can do with that search and replace extension.

      Regards, Mark.
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