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Replacing apostrophe within a string

Posted on 2002-06-28
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Hi,

I'm trying to replace any apostrophes within a string, using :

advert = advert.replace(''', ' ');

but get an 'Unclosed string literal' error.

How do I get around this?

Cheers

sabi97

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Escape the first thus:
advert = advert.replace('\'', ' ');

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by:vasan_sr
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advert = advert.replace('\'', ' ');

this will work.....
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by:yasser_helmy
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The apostrophe is the char delimiter. You need to use the escape sequence \'.

advert = advert.replace('\'',' ');
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by:CEHJ
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Do you get a feeling of deja vu?
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Many thanks!
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