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I want to prepare a string for mysql insert by handling a single quote

Posted on 2012-03-29
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I have string with single quotes that I need to handle before inserting into mysql.

Quote examples are      hel'lo    or   hello'    or  'hello


How can I use a perl regex to add another single quote in front of the single quote within the string?

hel''lo
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Two single quotes doesn't provide an escape sequence in MySQL.  It does work in Microsoft SQL Server / T-SQL.  Which one are you working with?
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See here:  http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/string-literals.html   There is a link at the bottom of the page to Perl methods.
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