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Apostrophe included in SQL Insert string

Posted on 2007-12-03
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I'm sure someone has the perfect answer for this. what is the trick to inserting text into a table via sql/vba that includes apostrophe's? (Or other characters that will break it for that matter?)

For instance, I am using this code:
For j = 0 To 1
            
        'Save Row and Column Descriptions
        
        If j = 0 Then c = "Row" Else c = "Col"
        
        strSQL = "INSERT INTO tbHRI_Descrip (HRI_ID,Descrip_ID,DescripType,Label," & _
            "Description)" & _
            "VALUES ('" & Me.txtHRI_ID.Value & "','" & i & "','" & c & "','" & _
            Me.Controls("txt" & c & "Label" & i).Value & "','" & _
            Me.Controls("txt" & c & "Descrip" & i).Value & "')"
        
        DoCmd.RunSQL strSQL
              
        Next

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Question by:adraughn
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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you have to duplicate the quote. assuming that only Lable is subject to contain a quote:



For j = 0 To 1
            
        'Save Row and Column Descriptions
        
        If j = 0 Then c = "Row" Else c = "Col"
        
        strSQL = "INSERT INTO tbHRI_Descrip (HRI_ID,Descrip_ID,DescripType,Label," & _
            "Description)" & _
            "VALUES ('" & Me.txtHRI_ID.Value & "','" & i & "','" & c & "','" & _
            Me.Controls("txt" & c & "Label" & i).Value & "','" & _
            replace(Me.Controls("txt" & c & "Descrip" & i).Value , "'", "''") & "')"
        
        DoCmd.RunSQL strSQL
              
        Next

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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wrap it with chr(34)

 " & chr(34) & variablestring & chr(34) & "
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by:adraughn
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so in angel's solution, the table will show an apostrophe as a double apostrophe? So then when I populate the form with the recordset, i would need to replace the double apostrophe with an apostrophe? Would this also replace quotes? (")

in cap's solution, is chr(34) an apostrophe? So would it store the string in the table as 'string's' instead of string's?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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chr(34) is double quote { " }

it will store the value as  string's ., ex. O'Brien    
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>so in angel's solution, the table will show an apostrophe as a double apostrophe?
no. duplicating the single quote into 2 single quotes is ONLY for the insert to work.
after the insert, there will indeed only be 1 single quote in the table.
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