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From: "Albert REINER" <areiner(at)tph(dot)tuwien(dot)ac(dot)at>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Please HELP: insert row ...
Date: 2000-10-14 14:47:04
Message-ID: 20001014164704.A407@frithjof (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 04:15:11AM +0000, Thu Huynh wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anyone know how to insert/update data that contains single quote (') 
> into a field? Data such as: John's house is in Dalas.

Via Perl, I always wrap any strings with the following sub (adapted
from a similar sub of mmusic by ChLorenz(at)csi(dot)com, and incorporating
advice from this list (David Rugge, 1 Aug 1999, and some

sub stdstr {
    my $or = $_[0];
    $or =~ s /\\/\\\\/g;
    $or =~ s /\'/\\\'/g;
    $or =~ s /\"/\\\"/g;
    $or =~ s /%/\\%/g;
    return $or;

Basically you have to quote \ ' " % (even though I am no longer sure
about the reasons for some of these; but quoting certainly cannot do
any harm). Works for me.




Albert Reiner                                   <areiner(at)tph(dot)tuwien(dot)ac(dot)at>
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