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I've trying to edit my existing code with the TRIM statement & can't get it to work. I have a form users enter information into & submit it to a MySQL database. One of the fields is last_name. If a user types in O'Reilly or Jiu-Jons as a last name or even has trailing blank spaces at the end, I need the TRIM statement to take out the ' or - or the trailing blank space. I've researched:

http://php.net/manual/en/function.stripslashes.php

and am still as lost as a duck in the desert......could someone help me out?

     $strSQL = "INSERT INTO info
     	(last_name)
     	VALUES
     	( '" . $last_name . "')";

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Question by:wantabe2
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Marco Gasi earned 500 total points
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Try this:

$token = array("'", "-");
$replacement = "";
$last_name = trim(str_replace($token, $replacement, $last_name));

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by:Dave Baldwin
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This is not really an alternative to the suggestions I gave you on the other question.  'mysql_real_escape_string' is designed to prevent SQL injection as well as escaping special characters.  In addition, you will eventually have to rewrite your code to turn off and get rid of "register_globals".

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_28013120.html
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