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Prepared Statement Bind Variables within SQL Single Quotes Problem

Posted on 2004-08-10
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I am using the java.sql.PreparedStatement for the following query and have problems binding variables within the single quotes.

SELECT DISTINCT id, name FROM user WHERE office_id = ?
AND upper(id) like upper('%?%')
AND upper(name) like upper('?%')
ORDER BY upper(?)

If I use the bind variables within the single quotes then it says
"java.sql.SQLException: ORA-01006: bind variable does not exist". Maybe it is not treating the ? within the single quotes as a bind variable.

If I don't use the single quotes then it says
"java.sql.SQLException: ORA-00911: invalid character" as it requires the single quotes for upper statements.

Any idea how to resolve this?
Thanks.
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Question by:innumonenu
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by:girionis
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Can you try escaping the ' by using another ' (I think this is the escape char on Oracle).
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SELECT DISTINCT id, name FROM user WHERE office_id = ?
AND upper(id) like upper( ? )
AND upper(name) like upper( ? )
ORDER BY upper( ? )

And set 3 and 4 like:

  setString( 3, "%" + var3 + "%" ) ;
  setString( 4, var4 + "%" ) ;

Should do it...(I think)
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