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When I take a string from a text box.. and that string has a ' in it.. it won't store into the DB and throw me an error!

What can I do with this?
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Anthony Perkins earned 25 total points
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Use:
sText = Replace(sText, "'", "''")

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'' will be accepted by Access as a ' ?

like if I enter somethink like:


what's your best ...


when I would retreive it from ACCESS and put it in a label's caption, it would be " what's your best ... " ?

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by:nfuids
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hello?
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by:nfuids
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yeah, kuist is right, I don't think making ' -> '' would do the job!
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>yeah, kuist is right, I don't think making ' -> '' would do the job! << Then I wish you the best of luck.

Also, please maintain your open questions:
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/php/Q_20318931.html

Thanks,
Anthony

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by:Nazdor
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Replace single quote with two single quotes

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by:Nazdor
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Replace single quote with two single quotes

   '  ->  ''

Note that's not a double-quote (as in speech marks), it's an apostrophe, ascii characer 39.  This isn't overly clear in any of the posts above.

When SAVING data (as the original question asks), that is what you do (always replace all single-quotes with two-single-quotes).

This will be stored in the Database as a single quote.

When you next READ the data, it will have a single quote as expected.





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Nazdor,

Thanks,
Anthony
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