The table prefix in WordPress specifies what string is prepended to all of the tables in your WordPress installation’s database. WordPress uses this value to determine which tables in the database it recognizes as belonging to the current site. Sites created on Flywheel have a randomly generated database prefix.
If you are migrating your site to Flywheel, you will almost always need to change the table prefix setting to match that of the tables that you are importing. (This is much easier than changing the table data to match the prefix setting.)
You can view and modify your table prefix setting in the Flywheel control panel, under the “Advanced” tab for a site:
In this case you can see that the prefix for the site is
wp_. This is the default for WordPress installations.
Clicking “Change” will open a modal window asking you what value you’d like to change it to:
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