Help: Omitting quotes from SQL Queries.

Eric Brunel eric.brunel at
Tue Jan 7 17:20:05 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?

fileName.replace("'", "''") ?

Doubling the quotes should do the trick.

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