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Using an apostrophe in LIKE statement

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Using Oracle 10g.  Is it possible to use an apostrophe in a like statement?  
Example
Select * from test where col like '%apostrophe_here%'
If tried:
col like '%\'%' escape = '\'
col like '%'''%'   (3 single quotes)
col like '%''''%'   (4 single quotes)
col like '%||chr(39)||%'  
None of these worked.  Any ideas?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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try:
Select * from test where col like '%''%'

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by:edwardui
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That's the trick.  Thank you.  I had tried two single quotes before but had never removed the escape = '\' clause.  Looked like Select * from test where col like '%''%' escape = '\'
So with out the escape clause your response worked.  Didn't think the escape would cause an error if there were no \ in the like.
Thank you
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