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I am searching where in the database (table, column) are stored the choices we make at Option tab, when editing an article. To be more specific I was looking to see where is the "Show Author" (Show Global, Show, Hide) choice is saved. I looked at xxxx_content table but I was not able to find it there.

Thank You

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The data you are looking for is available in same table (#__content) and you will find all the options in attribs column.

  • Note that in MySQL the table will have the db table prefix that you have specified for your database during installation/db creation).

And here all the values are storing in the JSON format.

{
    "show_title":"",
    "link_titles":"",
    "show_tags":"",
    "show_intro":"",
    "info_block_position":"",
    "show_category":"",
    "link_category":"",
    "show_parent_category":"",
    "link_parent_category":"",
    "show_author":"",
    "link_author":"",
    "show_create_date":"",
    "show_modify_date":"",
    "show_publish_date":"",
    "show_item_navigation":"",
    "show_icons":"",
    "show_print_icon":"",
    "show_email_icon":"",
    "show_vote":"",
    "show_hits":"",
    "show_noauth":"",
    "urls_position":"",
    "alternative_readmore":"",
    "article_layout":"",
    "show_publishing_options":"",
    "show_article_options":"",
    "show_urls_images_backend":"",
    "show_urls_images_frontend":""
}

Values description - values are stored in 0,1 format where

show : 1
hide : 0
use global : "" 
  • Thank you, you are right. I was looking there but when making changes the column was not changing. I made a local test and it worked, so I have to check the database. Thanks again. – geoplous Jun 30 '16 at 6:05
  • you are welcome :) – Joomler Jun 30 '16 at 6:09

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