quoting %

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at kostyrka.org
Wed Oct 13 16:27:10 CEST 2004


On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 01:32:38PM +0200, Matthias Teege wrote:
> 
> Moin,
> 
> I need a string like this "foo '%value%'" for a database query but
> print "'%%s%'"%value gives me TypeError: not all arguments converted
> during string formatting. How does I quote the "%" sign in this case?
Try: "'%%%s%%'"
And if your not completly sure what type value might be, it's better
to use str % (value,) (Hint: what happens if type(value) == tuple)?

Andreas
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