SQLite and single quote characters

Devin Asay devin_asay at byu.edu
Wed Dec 28 14:04:31 EST 2016


I believe you have to escape single quotes in SQL data. See this stackoverflow question:



On Dec 28, 2016, at 11:54 AM, Tore Nilsen <tore.nilsen at me.com<mailto:tore.nilsen at me.com>> wrote:

I am using my Christmas break to try to teach myself how to use SQLite with LiveCode. (Hopefully I will be able to teach my students how to use it also, come January.) In this process I ran into a problem, where the script I used did not insert a new record to the database as expected. Some records were created, others were not, but no errors were reported.

I managed to track it down to the fact that in the instances where it did not work, some of the data I wanted to register included the use of the single quote character. This resulted in no new records being inserted, but LC did not report any errors.

As a single quote may be a valid character in some instances where I intend to use SQLite databases, I am now at odds with how to proceed. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

Tore Nilsen
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