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How to replace with single quote ?

Posted on 2011-03-17
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The following expression replace a
forward slash with two single quotes

i want only to one single quote


item_name.replace(/\\/g,"\'");
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Question by:PeteEngineer
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Instead of \' see if specifying the single-quote's hexadecimal reference works, which would be \0x27, or the octal reference \047.
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Your code seems to work fine:

(The code actually replaces backslashes \ , not forward slashes / .  Is that what you meant to say?)

<script>
var item_name = 'abc\\def'
alert(item_name)
item_name = item_name.replace(/\\/g,"\'");
alert(item_name)
</script>

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Perhaps you mean you want to replace a series of one-or-more slashes with just one single quote?
item_name.replace(/\\+/g,"\'");

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by:grouper15
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can you send the value of item_name you are having problem with
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by:leakim971
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No need to escape the simple quote inside the double quote
item_name.replace(/\\/g,"'");

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