pg_escape_string

pg_escape_string

(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

pg_escape_string --  Escape a string for insertion into a text field

Description

string pg_escape_string ( string data )

pg_escape_string() escapes a string for insertion into the database. It returns an escaped string in the PostgreSQL format. Use of this function is recommended instead of addslashes(). If the type of the column is bytea, pg_escape_bytea() must be used instead.

Note: This function requires PostgreSQL 7.2 or later.

Parameters

data

A string containing text to be escaped.

Return Values

A string containing the escaped data.

Examples

Example 1. pg_escape_string() example

<?php
  
// Connect to the database
  
$dbconn = pg_connect('dbname=foo');
  
  
// Read in a text file (containing apostrophes and backslashes)
  
$data = file_get_contents('letter.txt');
  
  
// Escape the text data
  
$escaped = pg_escape_string($data);
  
  
// Insert it into the database
  
pg_query("INSERT INTO correspondence (name, data) VALUES ('My letter', '{$escaped}')");
?>

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