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Best Practices for replacing single quotes (as in the name O'Neill) to be able to include it in SQL Insert or Update query strings.

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Last Modified: 2008-09-17
There are many suggested ways to do this in the knowledge base.  I frequently build extended (multiple fields) query strings during processing so I need to be able to use single quotes to deliniate character strings being put into text fields.  Should I:

  Store substitue characters for the single quotes in the fields - ackward when the table is also being used directly in Access (my storage database),
  Process each field individually using a variable to accomplish the insert/update - isn't this a lot of database thrashing, or
  (hopefully) something else that is a bit more elegant (efficient).

I didn't include code because their are a gillion ways to do each of my first two listed alternatives.  I'm really interested in a third alternative.
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