Single quote in Oracle update stmt


I have the following update query in Oracle. The single quote inside the update stmt(Clerk's) caused error. Any suggestions?

update TBL1
set desc='Clerk's Office'
where ID='005';

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Use two single quotes to get one:
update TBL1
 set desc='Clerk''s Office'
 where ID='005';

That is two single quotes not one double quote.

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DavidSenior Oracle Database AdministratorCommented:
IOW the extra apostrophe is required to prevent literal strings from being mistaken as a field delimiter.  Oracle allows the delimiter (quote) to become some other character, but that's a pain.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Forgot about this.  You can use the 'q' syntax as well.

update TBL1
  set desc=q'[Clerk's Office]'
  where ID='005';
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