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Replacing single quotes for sql query

single quotes



5:28 pm on Jul 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have to store the following text in sql

INSERT INTO `rss_data` (`newsurlid`,`newstitle`) VALUES ('95','Special Ghana site for President Obama's visit')You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 's visit')' at line 1

I am getting error because of single quotes; how to solve this and replace the single quotes?


2:30 am on Jul 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

may be?
$newstitle = addslashes($newstitle); 
$newstitle = str_replace("'", ''', $newstitle);


3:45 am on Jul 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

First, read about SQL Injection [us.php.net], because you're vulnerable to it--which means anyone who so desired could nuke your entire database, or worse. Never trust user data.

NomikOS's proposed solutions are incorrect. The first, if it works at all, only works by accident. The second makes an assumption which may not always be true. Neither will fully protect you.

Instead, look at mysqli [us.php.net]. Specifically, prepared statements [us.php.net] are the way to go. They help ensure proper SQL syntax and make avoiding SQL injection far easier.

mysql_real_escape_string [us.php.net] will also work, but it's far too easy to forget or mess up, which is why I suggest using prepared statements.


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