storing textarea field into db without carriage return

Posted on 2004-09-24
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Dear All,

I have a html form with a textarea for input. The data submitted would be sent to mysql db, I found that the textarea input cannot be stored properly to db if user press "enter" to make a new line...

I would like to replace the carriage return (/n/r) with  a space, but it does not work..I also tried the nl2br function, but the carriage return still exists...

it messes up my csv file outputed by php.. so how can I remove the carriage return from the input?

Question by:esther_6694
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You could try

$field = str_replace(array("\n","\r"), array('\n','\r'), $field);

nl2br replaces newlines into <br/>newlines, so therefor the newlines indeed wll not be actually removed to my knowledge.


Author Comment

ID: 12140680
thanks, but it does not work..

in mysql, I can see a long space at the carriage return position and it makes the data can only be shown in 2 line for a row of record..

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Roonaan earned 400 total points
ID: 12140698
You want it to be totally removed at all?

Then the line below should do the trick:

$field = str_replace(array("\n","\r"), array('',''), $field);


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