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Use of the quote / apostrophe in text fields

Robson, Peter

2004-03-15

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RE: 10g ORA-12709: Error while loading create database character set
Many of our data fields require use of a quote embedded within the text field, most particularly for proper names (eg 'A'MHOINE PSAMMITE', just to give you a taste of Scottish geological terminology!)
 
This can prove troublesome where autogenerated update scripts are used, in which the value of the field is retrieved back into a quote-delimited string.
 
Is anyone aware of a means of redefining the field delimiter from a quote to some other arbitrary character in SQL?
 
thanks,
 
peter
edinburgh
 


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