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c# sql server retuning an extr \ when a " is found

Last Modified: 2013-12-16
have a data base sql server that i am running the records from , and one of the fields that is returned will hold the data of  .... <iabc-type="ppub">  .....  but when its returned it comes back as "<iabc-type=\"ppub\">"  with the extra \ in the code which it will not find in the text file that it is looking for, because i am looking for   <iabc-type="ppub">   instead of
 "<iabc-type=\"ppub\">"  any ideas on what i can put into the data base field to stop these \ from being returned every time it hits a " mark
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Imran Javed ZiaConsultant Software Engineer - .NET Architect

In c# back slash \ is escape sequence speifier. and double qoutation " is special character too.
if you need \ then specify \\ twice or use @ to make string to be used as it is.

thereofr check that your data in sql server has the related data. please also specify sql server verion and also add it in the zone


not sure if its a sql server problem or a c# return problem
in the field in the sql server 2005 table i have the text
but after i read in the field by a  dt = readrec("select * from tblSearchTerms");
the returned string is "<iabc-type=\"nlm-ta\">    
and i need to get rid of the \ in the returned string, so either i need to take it out in the field or the returned string
also using studios 2005


you cannot use string replace because it does not like the \ in the function
sqlstringtemp = sqlstringstart.Replace("\", "");
wil not comnpile
Imran Javed ZiaConsultant Software Engineer - .NET Architect

then change your data in sql server as

or use following in c#
sqlstringtemp = sqlstringstart.Replace("\"", "\\\"");


sqlstringtemp = sqlstringstart.Replace("\"", "\\\"");
line changes to which is not workable

<iabc-type=\"nlm-ta\">   in the data base returns
which also is no good as i need to get rid of the \ not increase the numbers for the string
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yes you were right when i run and not worry about them the code woks just fine bit of a furphy
thanks for the imput
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