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I have an application that people can paste into an input box information from a Word Document.  The data gets posted to a SQL Server database.

However...if the text includes an apostrophe like this line

in one of Boca Raton's finest

Theres an error message.  What can I do to get it to accept the apostrophe?  Error message follows

Incorrect syntax near 's'.
Unclosed quotation mark after the character string ' where txtAdID=4134'.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Incorrect syntax near 's'.
Unclosed quotation mark after the character string ' where txtAdID=4134'.

Source Error:


Line 56:         sSQL = sSQL & " where txtAdID=" & Request.QueryString("txtAdID")
Line 57:         oCom2.CommandText = sSQL
Line 58:         oCom2.ExecuteNonQuery()
Line 59:         oCom2.Dispose()

 
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by:samtran0331
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you should always use parameterized queries:
http://aspnet101.com/aspnet101/tutorials.aspx?id=1

doing sql like this:
sSQL = sSQL & " where txtAdID=" & Request.QueryString("txtAdID")

is bad...it leaves you open to sql injection attacks as well as problems like this with the apostrophe
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here's another article on parameterized queries:
http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/092601-1.shtml

also, the first page gives you a "quick fix" for your apostrophe problem...but I'd highly recommend that you use parameterized queries and/or stored procedures
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by:lrbrister
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samtran0331
  This does get executed in a stored procedure.  But thanks for the info and the link
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