What's the proper way to bulk edit metadata?

Hello guys, is there a proper (best practice) way to bulk edit the YAML metadata on multiple pages (files) in Obsidian?

Say I have 30 files which are using the following metadata selector:

medium: book

Yet, for those 30 files I want to change this specific selector to:

source: book

Is there a plugin for this use case or is there a Obsidian built-in function?

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I would open the vault in VS Code, Atom, or similar and make the changes externally.

And Iā€™d make a backup copy of the vault before running any major changes.


same here, VS Code search and replace.

Check out GitHub - NomarCub/obsidian-open-vscode: Open vault in VSCode button for Obsidian.md