MySQLdb insert HTML code error

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Tue Dec 11 01:22:09 CET 2012

On 11/12/2012 00:04, Anatoli Hristov wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm facing an issue inserting an html code into the DB, it comes out
> with a syntax error but I face it only when I have html code. Could
> help me escape the error somehow ?
> Here is my code
> def InsertSpecsDB(product_id, spec, lang, name):
>      db = MySQLdb.connect("localhost","getit","opencart")
>      cursor = db.cursor()
>      sql = ("INSERT INTO product_description (product_id, language_id,
> name, description) VALUES ('%s','%s','%s','%s')")
>      params = (product_id, lang, name, spec)
>      cursor.execute(sql, params)
>      id = cursor.lastrowid
>      print"Updated ID %s description %s" %(int(id), lang)
>      return id
> Thanks

As much use as a chocolate teapot, all you've given is a function/method 
definition.  No indication of your OS, Python version, calling code, 
what you expect to happen, what actually happened, apart from that your 
request for assistance is perfect.  Usually I'd be able to help but 
sadly my crystal ball is in for repairs at the moment.  Would you please 
be kind enough to elucidate.


Mark Lawrence.

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