%s place holder does not let me insert ' in an sql query with python.

Lamonte Harris pyth0nc0d3r at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 14:21:55 CET 2008

sorry about that

queryString = "insert into venders

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 7:21 AM, Lamonte Harris <pyth0nc0d3r at gmail.com>wrote:

> I had this problem too.  If you've upgraded to python 2.6 you need to use
> the new sytnax "format
> queryString = "insert into venders
> values('{0}','{1}','{2}'".format(field1,field2,field3)
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 6:46 AM, Krishnakant <hackingkk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hello all hackers.
>> This is some kind of an interesting situation although many of you must
>> have already gone through it.
>> I am facing a situation where I have to use psycopg2 and insert rows in
>> a postgresql table.
>> That's pritty easy and no need to say that it works well.  But there are
>> some entries which have an ' in the value.
>> I have a venders table in my database and one of the values tryed was
>> "His Master's Voice "
>> now the master's word has the ' which is used for starting and ending a
>> varchar value for postgresql or almost any standard RDBMS.
>> Does any one know what is the way out of this?
>> how do you let the ' go as a part of the string?
>> I have used %s as placeholder as in
>> queryString = "insert into venders values ('%s,%s,%s" %
>> (field1,field2,field3 ) ...
>> This is not working for the ' values.
>> can any one suggest a suitable solution?
>> happy hacking.
>> Krishnakant.
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