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Insert a line break into a sql statement

Ok, here's the deal...

I have an asp.net form where people can update comments.  The form updates to a sql db each time they submit the form.  What I want to do is add a line break before the update statement so that when I pull all the comments from the DB there is some spacing between each comment.  

Like so:

11/28/2006 8:40:43 AM The sleek HP iPAQ hw6920 and hw6925 Mobile Messenger is a global communications device giving you the best in connectivity, productivity, and mobility to stay connected on the go.

11/29/2006 9:00:00 AM This world phone uses the Sprint CDMA/EV-DO networks in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and roams on CDMA and/or GSM networks (voice) and GPRS networks (data) outside of North America


Right now I'm getting this:

11/28/2006 8:40:43 AM The sleek HP iPAQ hw6920 and hw6925 Mobile Messenger is a global communications device giving you the best in connectivity, productivity, and mobility to stay connected on the go. 11/29/2006 9:00:00 AM This world phone uses the Sprint CDMA/EV-DO networks in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and roams on CDMA and/or GSM networks (voice) and GPRS networks (data) outside of North America

I tried adding vbCrLf and "<br>"  to the update statement but apparently ASP.net doesn't like having either of those in the update statement because it gives me an error about it being malicious code or something to that effect.  

Idea's ? Workarounds ?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>but apparently ASP.net doesn't like having either of those
can you show the code you try to use?  the "<br>" stuff should work?...
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intchauspeAuthor Commented:
txtDesc.Text & " " & Date.Now & " " & txtUpdates.Text & " " & "<BR>"

that will update but it add a literal <br> to the text like so:

11/29/2006 9:00:00 AM This world phone uses the Sprint CDMA/EV-DO networks in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and roams on CDMA and/or GSM networks (voice) and GPRS networks (data) outside of North America <br>

then what happens is when I pull that text and try to add a new comment it freaks out because of the <br> and it gives the following error:

A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client (ctl00$main$RepeaterDesc$ctl00$lblDesc="...vironment <BR>").



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intchauspeAuthor Commented:
Figured it out......

txtDesc.Text & " " & Date.Now & " " & txtUpdates.Text & " " & CHAR(13)
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Since you are using VB.NET, I suspect you mean
txtDesc.Text & " " & Date.Now & " " & txtUpdates.Text & " " & CHR(13)

Or more simply:
txtDesc.Text & " " & Date.Now & " " & txtUpdates.Text & " " & vbCr
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DarthModCommented:
PAQd, 500 points refunded.

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