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& Ampersand in MYSQL CANCAT()

Posted on 2009-07-15
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How do you escape a & ampersand in mySQL, I have something like the following but need to have a ampersand in the CONCAT(), I have tried escaping \ but that does not work.

SELECT modules.URLvalue, modules.filepath, modules.id, CONCAT( modules.URLvalue,'\&pgid',modules.id) AS link
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Question by:dstubblefield65
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by:pcelba
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If it is URL I would try %26 instead of &. (I am too lazy to test it, MySql is not installed here, sorry.)
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by:dstubblefield65
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I tried the %26, also the & an neither worked, all i get with the %26 is %26
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What about CHAR() function?

SELECT modules.URLvalue, modules.filepath, modules.id, CONCAT( modules.URLvalue, CHAR(38), 'pgid', modules.id) AS link
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by:dstubblefield65
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That did the trick, hadn't thought of the ASCII character sets
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