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Replace Apostrophes for OpenQuery??

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Hi All,

I have trigger that sends data from one table to another.
I am using the Openquery statement within the trigger to send the data.

However when I Insert anything with an apostrophe into the table where the trigger resides it errors saying...

"Incorrect syntax near" where the apostrophe is and this puts out the number of Quotes in the Openquery Statement.

I use the Replace function written as  REPLACE(@VARIABLE, '''', '''''') to replace One Apostrophe with 2.
I'm not sure whether I can use this with Openquery or not / or whether the syntax is correct for Replace in conjunction with OpenQuery.

If someone can give me anysight into this and any code on how to do this would be great.

Thanks
Anthony
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Openquery is a static statement. Use sp_executesql or EXEC().
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Can you post your exact code?
In general if you have characters of ', then you need to double them. The replace you wrote should work fine...

Here is some code example:
***************
declare @t varchar(20)
declare @t2 varchar(20)
create table tmp1 (c1 varchar(30))
set @t='ab'''
set @t2 = @t + 'abc'
declare @ss varchar(200)
set @ss = 'insert into tmp1 values(''' + replace(@t,'''','''''') + ''')'
print @ss
exec(@ss)
select * from tmp1
select @t
select @t2
select replace(@t2,'''','''''')
select @t2
drop table tmp1
**************
So as you can see the replace is good, but use it just where you need it. In my example I used replace only on the @t variable, not on the entire @ss variable.
Hope this helps..
gl...
  xenon
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by:ispaleny
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For replacing apostrophes, you can use QUOTENAME().

Good luck !
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I compared

[1]. QUOTENAME(@TestString,'''')
[2]. ''''+REPLACE(@TestString,'''','''''')+''''

[1] is 10 % faster than [2].
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