(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

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


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.



A string containing text to be escaped.

Return Values

A string containing the escaped data.


Example 1. pg_escape_string() example

// 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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