Solved

Single Quote Escape Character

Posted on 2008-10-17
2
3,880 Views
Last Modified: 2008-10-17
Hi,

I was wondering what the escape charater for a single quote is in Sybase. i'm trying to do the below update statemwnt and one of the strings contains a persons name with a single quote! Thanks

UPDATE DESK SET nm_contact = 'M O'Leary' where id_desk = 1
0
Comment
Question by:bowemc
2 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
grant300 earned 500 total points
ID: 22741190
The escape for a single quote is an additional single quote.

The problem you will have is trying to escape single quotes on the fly.  There was another question about how to do that not too long ago and the best answer I could come up with was to use a recursive function.  Slow and not available prior to v15 unless you ahve the Java option bought and paid for in 12.x

I would take a much simpler approach: turn off quoted identifiers and use double quotes around the outside of the text.

Regards,
Bill
0
 

Author Comment

by:bowemc
ID: 22743092
The escape for a single quote is an additional single quote. >> Perfect :-), Thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root …
The Nano Server Image Builder helps you create a custom Nano Server image and bootable USB media with the aid of a graphical interface. Based on the inputs you provide, it generates images for deployment and creates reusable PowerShell scripts that …
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question