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Hi*!
     I have implemented a module to use the OCI interface for Oracle in C/C++. Sometimes my SQL statement contains chars like ' and while excecuting I get OCI errors. Now I am planning to sort this problem out. Is there any API in OCI like in prel DBI that takes the SQL string and escapes all escapeable chars. Or do i have to write a function in C/C++ my self to parse the SQL statement correctly.
Thanks in advance,
Regards,
Usman.
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Question by:u_riaz
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by:schwertner
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Normally you have to use two ' characters to represent ' in the SQL. OCI has to accept this way of passing constants.
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by:catchmeifuwant
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For eg., if you want select details from DB (with quotes stored) then you need to do :

SQL> insert into emp(empno,ename)
  2  values(999,'Riaz''s');

1 row created.

SQL> commit;

Commit complete.

SQL> select empno,ename from emp
  2  where ename = 'Riaz''s';

     EMPNO ENAME
---------- ----------
       999 Riaz's

SQL>

------------

or use bind variables to handle the data
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by:u_riaz
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Thanks for the reply. I know how to escape those characters. What i wanted to know is the API or Function in OCI that I can Call something like

char szSQLStmt[256] = "select something from something where something = 'usman's name';"
And i can call some function to escape it e.g.

SomeOCIFunctionIamLookingFor(szSQLStmt);

Now this function does the magic and escapes the SQL String.

Thanks,
Usman.
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catchmeifuwant earned 250 total points
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why don't you use bind variables?

char name_buf[100];

select something from something
where something = :name_buf;
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