Comment character problem in SQL statement / ASP VBscript

Posted on 2004-11-15
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Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I am using some variables in my INSERT INTO SQL statement and I noticed that when one of my variables contains a VB comment  (') character I get an error message about sql string syntax error. Logcaly I understand what is hapening, but still ..... is there a simple solution to this?


This is what my variable looks like

MyVar = "abc123-2'"  //     abc123-2' - so the variable has ' sign in the end

And the statement is

mySQL = "INSERT INTO "MyTableName" (Column1, Column2)  VALUES ('" & TextVar & "','" & MyVar & "')"

I wonder,,, :)

Thanks in advance

Question by:deliriumxx
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Accepted Solution

Ryan Chong earned 300 total points
ID: 12590638
' is a reserved character to represent start and end of string value, to escape it try replace the single quote ' with 2 single quotes ''


mySQL = "INSERT INTO "MyTableName" (Column1, Column2)  VALUES ('" & replace$(TextVar,"'","''") & "','" & Replace$(MyVar,"'","''") & "')"

cheers 8-)

Author Comment

ID: 12590676
Invalid character is what I get now. Hm...

Any other ideas? LOL

Author Comment

ID: 12590680
yayyyyy.... :)  I had a little typo... works :)  

Thank you very very much!! I don't know why I didn't think of Replace....
Guess the hours got to my concentration.

Thanks,,, a lot :) !
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Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 12590692
It's ok, deliriumxx. Glad could make helps here 8-) cheers

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