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SQL quotation question

Werner Fletcher
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Joined: Apr 19, 2011
Posts: 34
Hey all,

I'm trying to insert this into a table from the MySQL command line: Quote for the day: "bla bla bla"
This is the line I'm using: INSERT INTO table VALUES('Quote for the day: '"bla bla bla"'');

This is not working for me... any help?

Thanks
Werner Fletcher
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Joined: Apr 19, 2011
Posts: 34
Ok, I accidentally clicked the freaking "Solved" button

What I mean is that I'm not getting the " " around my quote.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Don't worry about the solved button.

It looks like you have nested single quotes. You need to escape them so the database can see them. In most databases, you write the ' symbol an extra time.


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