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escaping single quotes in a java.lang.String

 
Gabriel Fox
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Hi all,
I have a search screen, which searches using firstname and lastname.
It goes over to the server to run a query using either input.
But, for a name like : O'neil (i.e. with single quote), my application
falls over.
Please, how do i escape single quote in a java.lang.String ....
Code will also be appreciated
Cheers.
[ November 11, 2003: Message edited by: Gabriel Fox ]
 
Stan James
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I'd guess there's a good chance Java is having no problems but the database is because it uses single quotes around literal strings. So you need to find out what the database wants to escape single quotes. Maybe two of them in a row? Then look at String.replaceAll() if you're in JDK 1.4 or later. If you have an older JDK you may have to write your own replaceAll().
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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