Urgent: Update query issue in Oracle 11g

Greeting,

I have update stmts like the following. When I ran it, it popup a message "Enter value for recreation: " 
What is it for? Any suggestions?

Update TBL1
set desc='ATHLETICS & RECREATION'
where id='005'

Thanks.
mrongAsked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
using sqlplus?

set define off

Then do the update.
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mrongAuthor Commented:
same message for the following strings.

economics
info
global
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
In case you missed my post while you were typing:
set define off
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mrongAuthor Commented:
yes, I use sqlplus. Can I still set echo on?
Thanks.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>Can I still set echo on?

Yes.

Here is the online docs about the '&':
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e16604/ch_five.htm

You can SET DEFINE OFF to prevent scanning for the substitution character.
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
or replace the & with chr(38)
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Naveen KumarProduction Manager / Application Support ManagerCommented:
You can also try setting the below :

Set define off
set scan off
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Naveen KumarProduction Manager / Application Support ManagerCommented:
I am aware that scan off is obsolete in the latest versions but just want you to try if in case the define off does not help for some reason.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
"set define off" has already been posted.  Several times...
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