Help: Omitting quotes from SQL Queries.

taocairns nospam at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 7 17:54:39 CET 2003


keithk wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I am using an mx.ODBC connection to MSSQL and am iterating through a
> list to get data from the DB, for eg:
> 
> for fileName in fileNameList:
>         cursor.execute("SELECT fileSize FROM database where
>         database.filename = '%s'" % fileName)
>         fileSizes = cursor.fetchall()
> 
> However, when it iterates through the list and fileName equals something
> like "Hello World's" with a single quote inside the query fails as the
> string is ended prematurely, does anybody know how I can solve this?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Keith
> 
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Try unquoting the placeholder (%s):

for fileName in fileNameList:
          cursor.execute("SELECT fileSize FROM database where
          database.filename = %s" % fileName)
          fileSizes = cursor.fetchall()





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