Due some caching problems I can't immediately change field label via /admin/structure/types/manage/page/fields. So I thought that I will able to do it from mysql but I can't find it. Any help?

Please note, that I have developement state here /admin/config/development/performance - no caching at all, no compressing

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    Could you specify what are the caching problems? Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 19:32
  • I don't know, what causes this behavior. This is my assumption. Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 16:08

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The field label, together with all other settings are stored as a serialized array in the field_config_instance table.

Manually changing a serialized array is usually a bad idea, it can destroy the data in there if you don't know what you are doing.

  • Nope, unfortunately there is no such thing like label in field_config_instance. And YES, changing db data is dangerous, but I have no other choice. I'm running D7.14 Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 19:56
  • Well, there is for me. As I said, it's part of the serialized data column, not a separate column. No idea why you wouldn't have another choice. I've warned you ;)
    – Berdir
    Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 20:40

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