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TQuery and SQL String

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I'm using this query:

QueryTest.SQL.Add('Select * from TEST where Name = "' + TableNames['NAME'] + '"');

Ok. this works fine until the query reaches someone with the name "abcdf".

So what's happens is that the string looks like :
Select * from TEST where Name = ""abcd"" !!!

I also tried this :
QueryTest.SQL.Add('Select * from TEST where Name = ''' + TableNames['NAME'] + '''');

Replacing the " with ' works but when now someone has a name with '''' in it, the same problem occurs.

Is there a solution to my problem??

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Question by:rick_mulder
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by:kretzschmar
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hi rick_mulder

try

QueryTest.SQL.Add('Select * from TEST where Name = ' + quotedStr(TableNames['NAME'])');

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williams2 earned 50 total points
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You should NOT begin to but extra quotes around the string, instead you should replace quotes ' with two quotes ''. It sounds a bit silly, but try it, it works ..also with multiple quotes '''' .

This should look like this

Username:= 'D''abo'; //This is the Delphi way to handle quotes and has nothing to do with the SQL-Statement.

var
  S,Username: String;
  i: Integer;
Begin
  S:= '';
  For i:= 1 to length(Username) do
  Begin
    S:= S+Username[i];
    if Username[i]='''' then S:= S + '''';
  End;

  QueryTest.SQL.Add('Select * from TEST where Name = '+QuotedStr(S)+');
End;

This works fine to me!
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