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Ronnie Phelps
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Joined: Mar 12, 2001
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I'm trying to use request.getParameter("TEXTAREANAME") when sending a request from a form via a JSP. But I get unexpected results when entering characters(i.e. ') in that text field. I understand I may have to attach a backslash to specify this character is literal(i.e \'). Is there anyway I can have this special characters tagged with the (\) or will I have to manually add this using String buffers replace method?
Ronnie Phelps
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Joined: Mar 12, 2001
Posts: 329
I think this is an SQL problem because I'm trying to do an insert into a database. How do I insert a string of text that contains the character ' in it when the format of Insert uses ' as a delimeter?
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
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I think if you use a PreparedStatetment the driver will handle this invisibly under the covers.

Dave.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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