parentheses within string break value()

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Mon Oct 26 16:25:03 EDT 2015

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 9:49 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at>

> Now I get "Abc"45"123(def)" in tTest. I'm not sure what you are expecting,
> but that is what is getting passed to value(). If you asked me to resolve
> that, I would probably toss a few errors, not to mention a few brews, back
> myself.

I seem to have mis-parsed that myself.

There is a custom property (call it theProp) with a value like

"SELECT foo FROM " & tableName & " WHERE (bar > 7) AND (animal<>'cat');"

So those quotes and & are in the string to be evaluated.

My understanding of parsing is that the first piece should evaluate to


the second to


and the third to

WHERE (bar > 7) AND (animal<>'cat');

and when concatenated produce a string of

SELECT foo FROM theRealTableName WHERE (bar > 7) AND (animal<>'cat');

That is, I should get three strings, the first and last literals, and the
middle from evaluation of the variable name, which in turn should
concatenate by the &.

Instead, though, the quotation marks in the third string are ignored, and
instead of treating it as as string literal, an attempt is made to evaluate

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