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special characters in queries

pavanasree vasireddy
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Joined: Jun 12, 2004
Posts: 34
I have a problem with special characters in java.

I am entering a big string which may consist of special character especially quotes("). I need to insert in to the database as string. I am using MYSQL.
In MySql Strings need to be enclosed with quotes.

My problem is when i insert strings which consists of quotes it is giving error as it is not able to identify the quotes that are enclosed and the quotes that are within the string.

please help me in this regard.

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[ August 12, 2004: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24183

Use the java.sql.PreparedStatement class. You prepare your query using question marks ("?") as placeholders, and then PreparedStatement does the work of escaping the special characters in your strings for you. Works great.

I'm going to move this to our JDBC forum for followup.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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