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problem with problem chr in string when trying to save data to firebird db, how to fix

Posted on 2006-10-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
im trying to read the files on a disk and some of the file names have a ' in it like c:\ero'sfiles.txt this is creating a problem for saving this to a firebird db (sql). how do i fix this a replace chr? or a excape chr maybe?

whats the code needed to fix this pleae too

thank you in advance for and code and help you my provide
Question by:Johnny
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Expert Comment

ID: 17771200
normally you use '' instead of ' so the way to correct is:
insert into customers (fname,lname) values ('john','" & replace(lname,"'","''") & "')"

Author Comment

ID: 17771328
im reading files of a directory and theres a ' in the path/name of the file its saving to the database...
as a result the saved string its creating a problem for firebird db to understand and crashing at that point..i was thinking of doing a regex on the string but i dont knjow how to fix the problem if it needs to add a chr or replace it or what to fix the sql saved data string (modding it to work correctly)

            ' process all files in folder first
            Dim arrFiles() As String = System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(path)
            For Each eleFile As String In arrFiles
                Label1.Text = eleFile.ToString
                FileCount = FileCount + 1
                Label2.Text = FileCount.ToString
so i assume wed have to change the eleFile to be parsed with the ' chr this way correcting the problem, but as ive said im not sure if it needs to be replaced or added to excape the chr or what to fix the problem..imnot sure of the code on how to do that too.

Accepted Solution

Mohamed Zedan earned 500 total points
ID: 17773833
all you have to do is insert this line here :

 For Each eleFile As String In arrFiles
                Label1.Text = eleFile.ToString
                dim NewFileName as string = elefile.Replace("'","""")  ' <--------------New Line
                InsertData(CreateFileInsertStatement(NewFileName)) '<------------Editted line
                FileCount = FileCount + 1
                Label2.Text = FileCount.ToString

Author Comment

ID: 17777884
Thank you

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