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.

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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.


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
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 6:05
  • you are welcome :)
    – Joomler
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 6:09

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