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Posted on 2003-11-13
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string1 contains a value retrieved from a database table, this is "Don't and Won't" - where ' is the character code for an apostrophe.

I would like to replace the character code with an actual apostrophe

<cfset string2 = replace(string1,"&#039;","'">

So the result will be:

Don't and Won't

Trouble being that Coldfusion doesn't like the # in the replace()

Any ideas?
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use ##
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Doubling up the # sign is like using escapes in other languages. Same thing in SQL if youm want an apostrophie you do '', in coldfusion if you want to use a # sign you do ##..Ment to put this all in one post hit tabthen enter and poof it got submited :-))

So your code would be:

<cfset string2 = replace(string1,"&##039;","'">
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by:bbowman
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Yep, tried that and it didn't work.

Tried it again and it did?!

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