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Re: Use of the quote / apostrophe in text fields

Mladen Gogala

2004-03-15

Replies:
Or, using the double trouble quotes:
insert into t1 values('A''MHOINE PSAMMITE');

On 03/15/2004 12:54:07 PM, Daniel Fink wrote:
> I don't know how much this would help, but you might be able to
> use the CHR() function.
>
> SQL> insert into t1 values ('A'||chr(39)||'MHOINE PSAMMITE');
>
> 1 row created.
>
> SQL> select * from t1;
>
> QUOTE_STRING
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> A'MHOINE PSAMMITE
>
>
> "Robson, Peter" wrote:
>
> > 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,peteredinburgh
> >
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