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WooCommerce: Finding the products in database

I’m creating a website using WooCommerce and I want to restrict the available products to users depending on the postcode that they enter in the search form on my home page.

To be able to achieve that I’ll have to specify the conditions of each product within the database in phpMyAdmin, but I can’t seem to find it.

Does anybody know where the woocommerce database for products and/or categories are within phpmyAdmin?

Thank you in advance.

Update 2020

Products are located mainly in the following tables:

  • wp_posts table with post_type like product (or product_variation),

  • wp_postmeta table with post_id as relational index (the product ID).

  • wp_wc_product_meta_lookup table with product_id as relational index (the post ID) | Allow fast queries on specific product data (since WooCommerce 3.7)

  • wp_wc_order_product_lookuptable with product_id as relational index (the post ID) | Allow fast queries to retrieve products on orders (since WooCommerce 3.7)

Product types, categories, subcategories, tags, attributes and all other custom taxonomies are located in the following tables:

  • wp_terms

  • wp_termmeta

  • wp_term_taxonomy

  • wp_term_relationships – column object_id as relational index (the product ID)

  • wp_woocommerce_termmeta

  • wp_woocommerce_attribute_taxonomies (for product attributes only)

  • wp_wc_category_lookup (for product categories hierarchy only since WooCommerce 3.7)


Product types are handled by custom taxonomy product_type with the following default terms:

  • simple
  • grouped
  • variable
  • external

Some other product types for Subscriptions and Bookings plugins:

  • subscription
  • variable-subscription
  • booking


Since Woocommerce 3+ a new custom taxonomy named product_visibility handle:

  • The product visibility with the terms exclude-from-search and exclude-from-catalog
  • The feature products with the term featured
  • The stock status with the term outofstock
  • The rating system with terms from rated-1 to rated-5

Particular feature: Each product attribute is a custom taxonomy…


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