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PERL Roth ODBC Escape Single Quote MSAccess

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I have an SQL statement that the value I am inserting / updating in the DB has an embedded single quote (e.g. Let's Grow). I cannot figure out how to escape the string in PERL using Roth's ODBC utilitiles. My backend DB is MS/Access 2007

Any help would be appreciated.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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Access expects you to include 2 single quotes:

UPDATE MyTable SET MyField="Let''s Grow"

Note that is [DQ]=[DQ]Let[SQ][SQ]s Grow[DQ]

[DQ]= "
[SQ] = '

I'm not sure how you'll do that in Perl, but that is the syntax Access expects you to use.
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Thanks for the quick feedback.  That doesn't get me completely there.  There is some trick with the Roth modules and Perl.
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You got me close to the answer and I figured the rest of it out.

MS/Access wants the values surrounded by single quotes and then you escape the embedded single quote with two single quotes

$value = Let's Grow
$value =~ s/'/''/g;

So in the SQL string it would look like 'Let''s Grow'
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Yes - that was my suggestion to you:

"Access expects you to include 2 single quotes"

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