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Hi I have this in my Sql UPDATE statement:

Description='#Replace(form.Description, chr(13) & chr(10), "<br>","ALL",)#'

so that I can replace carriage returns in my <textarea> with <br> for input into the database.  I would also like to replace all dashes (-) typed into the textarea with the proper thing so that I won't get a little square in the paragraph on output.  How? I should mention these are not regular dashes but are the long ones--I don't know what they are called.
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by:pinaldave
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okey they may be combination of many dashes... in world when there are two or three dashes toghether looks like big horizontal dashes... so you need to replace them with many dashes...
Tha ascii of dash will be &#150;
if due to some reason they are big dash then try this big dash ascii &#151;
hope this helps...
Regards,
---Pinal
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anandkp earned 400 total points
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Why not use CFQueryParam to insert the text entered in textarea ... it shld allow u to insert things as entered by the user ...

UR Sql UPDATE statement wld be like :
Description = <CFQueryParam CFSQLTYPE="CF_SQL_VARCHAR" VALUE="#form.Description#">

lemme know if this helps ...
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by:champ_010
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Thanks--learned something new again.
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I learn everytime from AnandKP :)
---Pinal
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