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Insert single quote in Classic ASP

Posted on 2014-01-31
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Hi Experts,
I'm trying to insert last names like O'Neil into my database, but it gives me an error because of the single quote in the last name.
It works with names without single quotes.
This is how I'm doing it:

sLast_Name=rs2("Last_Name")

Ho can I rewrite this so that it accepts single quotes.

Thank you
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Question by:romsom
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easiest way would be to use the replace function in your sql:

sql = "insert into table ( lastname ) values( '" & Replace( sLast_Name, "'", "''" ) & "' )

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by:Big Monty
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of course, using parameterized queries would be much simpler and safer to do
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I concur 200% with above: parametrized queries are the way to go:
* better security
* better control over data types
* better performance by avoiding to "recompile" the sql each time.
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by:romsom
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Thank you very much for your help. This also solved the problem:

sLast_Name=replace(rs2("Last_Name"),"'","''")
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