Replacing #

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?
LVL 1
bbowmanAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

PE_CF_DEVCommented:
use ##
0
PE_CF_DEVCommented:
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;","'">
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
bbowmanAuthor Commented:
Yep, tried that and it didn't work.

Tried it again and it did?!

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Servers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.