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Double Quotes problem with Cold Fusion and Text Form Fields

Posted on 2004-03-22
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I am storing data in an Access Database.  In some cases the data contains double quotes.  When I use cold fusion to pull the data into a .cfm page the data displays fine.  However, when I pull the same data into a form field (to allow the user to edit it) the form field only displays the data up to the double quotes.

I need  a way for the user to be able to enter and edit data that may contain double quotes.  I know this can be done, but have not been able to figure it out.

Any suggestions?
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Question by:SherryG
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by:anandkp
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User replace function & convert ur double quotes to 2 single quotes & get them displayed properly !

<INPUT TYPE="text" VALUE="<cfoutput>#replace(query.fieldname,'"',"''",'All')#</cfoutput>">

let me know ...

K'Rgds
Anand
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by:SherryG
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Am I reading this correctly.

query.fieldname, (single quote)(double quote)(singlequote), (double)(single)(single)(double),'All'

Something does not seem correct.

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anandkp earned 125 total points
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what dosent seem correct - it has to work - try it & let me know ... what output r u getting ?

awaiting !
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by:SherryG
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The dreamweaver color coding is not correct.  Almost as if the form field entry is not closed.  But...I tested it and it works.  Thanks for your quick response.
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way to go !

cheers
Anand
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by:mrichmon
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Just a note - I realize that you marked this as complete - but this will convert all double quotes to 2 single quotes.  This may cause problems for people editing the content.

I think what you really wanted was this :

<input type="text" name="myfieldname" value="#HTMLEditFormat(query.fieldname)#">

Which will preserve the double quotes so the user can edit the text in an input.
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by:SherryG
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Thanks mcichmon that works great!
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by:mrichmon
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No problem.

I wasn't trying to steal away points, I just thought you might like this answer instead since you aren't changing the data - just allowing it to display correctly.
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