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Re: Select Where using character varying ??

From: DCarrero <dcarreroc(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Charley Tiggs" <lists(at)tiggs(dot)net>
Cc: "ben wilko" <wilko_ben(at)hotmail(dot)com>, pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Select Where using character varying ??
Date: 2006-10-03 12:57:19
Message-ID: 5887d1f40610030557q6e3d097dl6b72f47e2b289185@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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2006/10/3, Charley Tiggs <lists(at)tiggs(dot)net>:
> ben wilko wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > I am printing names into a combo box and posting the variable. I try and use the
> > name ($Sem) in an SQL statement; WHERE name = $Sem; but I get an error which is
> > displayed near the end of this message. Are we able compare php string to
> > postgresql character varying??  not sure how else to do the selection
> >
> >
> > $conn = pg_Connect("host=localhost dbname=#### user=#### password=####");
> >    if (!$conn) {echo "An database connection error occurred.\n"; exit;}
> >
> >
> > // e.g. $Sem = "seminar one";
> >
> > $Sem = $_POST['Seminars'];
> >
> >
> > $Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT seminar_id FROM seminar WHERE name = $Sem");
> >  if (!$SemNo) {echo "A query error occurred in retreiving the selected seminar's
> > ID <br>"; /*exit;*/}
> > $Sem_No = pg_Result($Sem_No, 0);
> >
I think you should try:
$Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT seminar_id FROM seminar WHERE name =\"$Sem\"");
OR
$Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT seminar_id FROM seminar WHERE name ='$Sem'");
OR
$Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT seminar_id FROM seminar WHERE name
='".$Sem."';";);
or something like this for escape "seminar one" with " " inside the sql query

But i look the table description you still compare a integer row with
a string row
try maki the query like this:
$Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT name FROM seminar WHERE name =
 '$Sem'");
> > // Error Message
> >
> > *Warning*: pg_exec() [function.pg-exec
> > <http://www.citanalyst.com/jet/form/function.pg-exec>]: Query failed: ERROR:
> > syntax error at or near "one" at character 54 in
> > */home/bdwilko/public_html/jet/form/insertP.php* on line *56*
> > A query error occurred in retreiving the selected seminar's ID
> >
>
> Make sure that you're quoting the value you want to compare.  At a quick
> glance, this where the error is:
>
> $Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT seminar_id FROM seminar WHERE name = $Sem");
>
> should be:
>
> $Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT seminar_id FROM seminar WHERE name =
> '$Sem'");
>
> To be more accurate, you should probabley do:
>
> $Sem = pg_escape ( $Sem );
> $Sem_No = pg_Exec($conn,"SELECT seminar_id FROM seminar WHERE name =
> '$Sem'");
>
> Charley
>
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>
Daniel Carrero Canales

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