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VB.NET - Insert Query issue with textbox and apostrophe

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Hello experts,  

Not sure how to go about this, but I created a windows application that has a richtextbox.  Behind code will insert whatever that is typed in this richtextbox to a SQL Server 2005 database table.  It works fine, but when a comma is use, it gives me an error.

Example:

John's car was stolen.

Above example thinks that the apostrophe is the closing.  So if I look from code behind, my syntax query would look like the following:

Insert into Table1(ID, Description)
Values(1, 'John's car was stolen')

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Question by:holemania
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by:cyberkiwi
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double up the single-quotes


Insert into Table1(ID, Description)
Values(1, 'John''s car was stolen')
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Or if you are building the string, then use replace as shown below.
(But you really should be using parameterized queries..)
Dim query as String = "Insert into Table1(ID, Description) Values(1, '" & strDescription.Replace("'","''") & "')"

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I would suggest to use parameters with your insert-command

http://www.java2s.com/Code/VB/Database-ADO.net/UseParametersinyoursqlcommand.htm
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by:holemania
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Thanks.
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