Solved

Include ampersand in a string variable

Posted on 2004-04-16
7
697 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
How can I include the ampersand character in a string variable?  I am using this variable in an INSERT INTO table statment and the string looks fine when sent to the Immediate window, however when the string is inserted into a table is is cutoff prior to the ampersand.

Thanks!!
0
Comment
Question by:silsuba
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Steve Bink
ID: 10843501
My first thought is to change "&" to "&&".  Many apps use "&" to signify the beginning of a special character code.  For a more specific solution, please post your INSERT statement.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:JohnK813
ID: 10843511
chr(38) is the ASCII code for &

So, you'd say strMystring & chr(38)
0
 

Author Comment

by:silsuba
ID: 10843615
Here's the insert statment


INSERT INTO tblCompany (companyName,sectorID,marketID,submarketID,relationID,website,datestamp) VALUES ('" & strCompanyName & "','" & intSectorID & "'," & _
                "'" & intMarketID & "','" & intSubmarketID & "','" & intRelationID & "','" & strWeb & "','" & dteDate & "')

I assign this to the string variable mySQL, and when I print the string to the immediate window I get something like this...

INSERT INTO tblCompany (companyName,sectorID,marketID,submarketID,relationID,website,datestamp) VALUES ('University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences','1','4','17','0','','4/16/2004')

Now when I execute mySQL everything is inserted into the table but the companyName stops prior to the "&", in the example above, University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering is the only information inserted.  

I did try this using your suggestion JohnK

 mySQL = Replace(mySQL, "&", Chr(38))

but still did not insert correctly.

0
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Shailesh15 earned 50 total points
ID: 10843749
Just a thought ....Check your field Length.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Plamodo
ID: 10843819
Just a thought.. instead of using single quotes around string values in your sql statement like this: '

.. Maybe use chr$(34) instead.

INSERT INTO tblCompany (companyName,sectorID,marketID,submarketID,relationID,website,datestamp) VALUES (chr$(34) & strCompanyName & chr$(34) & "','" & intSectorID & "','" & _
                "'" & intMarketID & "','" & intSubmarketID & "','" & intRelationID & "','" & strWeb & "','" & dteDate & "')
0
 

Author Comment

by:silsuba
ID: 10843947
I was looking in the wrong direction for the answer... thanks Shailesh15!!
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:JohnK813
ID: 10844289
Shailesh15, that was my next thought... guess I picked a bad time to go to lunch!

silsuba, glad your question was answered.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Overview: This article:       (a) explains one principle method to cross-reference invoice items in Quickbooks®       (b) explores the reasons one might need to cross-reference invoice items       (c) provides a sample process for creating a M…
Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
Basics of query design. Shows you how to construct a simple query by adding tables, perform joins, defining output columns, perform sorting, and apply criteria.
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question