wrong setting in ODBC-driver for Access ?

Posted on 2001-06-15
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
In my asp-page, I want to send SQL commands containing an apostroph (') to an Access database.

INSERT INTO entries VALUES("myname","myname@aprovider","it's great ","6/15/2001")

These commands work fine when I execute them in Access itself, but I get an error (Too few parameters, expected 4) when I try to execute this command in my asp-page.

I had the same problem with a database made in MS SQL Server; and that could be solved by turning off the option "Use Ansi Quoted Strings" in the ODBC-driver for SQL Server, so I think the problem is in the ODBC-driver I use for Access.  I don't have any idea which option I have to change in the ODBC-driver for Access (I tried to change the option ExtendedAnsiSQL from 0 to 1, but that had no effect ...)

Any ideas ?

P.S. :  This is the piece of the asp code I use :

<% @language="JavaScript" %>
var Connectie = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection");
var SQLstring = "INSERT INTO entries VALUES(\""+Request("naam")+"\",\""+Request("email")+"\",\""+Request("inhoud")+"\",\""+Request("pubdate")+"\")";
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ID: 6194365

var SQLstring = "INSERT INTO entries VALUES(\""+Request("naam")+"\",\""+Request("email")+"\",\""+Request("inhoud")+"\",#""+Request("pubdate")+"#")";

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ID: 6194403
The problem has nothing to do with the date format; it's really a problem of the ODBC driver with the apostrophs (') and quotation marks (") !

When I use

var SQLstring = "INSERT INTO entries VALUES('"+Request("naam")+"','"+Request("email")+"','"+Request("inhoud")+"','"+Request("pubdate")+"')";

it works fine, but then I can't use any apostroph in Request("naam", Request("inhoud"), etc.

Expert Comment

ID: 6194511

>it works fine, but then I can't use any apostroph in Request("naam", Request("inhoud"), etc.

I dont got your means, sorry, if it is single quote problem, you need replace it


Wee Siong

Author Comment

ID: 6194564
It's not (only) a single quote problem.

Suppose the user types

it's ok

in the text field with name inhoud.

In my asp code, I want to create dynamically the SQL command that inserts this value (it's ok), and also the values of other text fields, in my Access database.

Therefor, I use

var SQLstring = "INSERT INTO entries VALUES(\""+Request("naam")+"\",\""+Request("email")+"\",\""+Request("inhoud")+"\",\""+Request("pubdate")+"\")";

This works fine for MS SQL Server (after I've changed a setting in the configuration of the ODBC-driver, cfr. supra), but it doesn't work for Access.
Since the SQL command I create this way can be executed in Access directly (cfr. supra), I think it's something with the ODBC driver for Access ...
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Accepted Solution

Silvers5 earned 100 total points
ID: 6194591
How do I deal with an apostrophe (') in a SQL statement?

This has got to be the most-often asked question in all three of these groups. The apostrophe is an illegal character in SQL because it is interpreted as a string delimiter. To allow a ' mark to be inserted into a database, simply double-up all occurences of the ' mark:
    criteria = replace(criteria,"'","''")
Inside the parentheses, for clarity, that's criteria,comma,quote,apostrophe,quote,comma,quote,apostrophe,apostrophe,quote (no spaces).
So, for the following...
    mycrit = replace(mycrit,"'","''")
%> may have statements like these:
    sql = "insert into table(namefield) values('" & mycrit & "')"
    sql = "select namefield from table where namefield like '%" & mycrit & "%'"


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