Stuck on native database functions

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Fri Jul 9 11:09:41 EDT 2021

Okay I found out what I did wrong. The array variable needs to be enclosed in quotes. I remember now some time in the past looking at that and saying, "Why are their quotes around the array variable? That won't work!" So I removed them and subsequently shot myself in the foot. 

For the record, having a parameter that can be either a string or an array, and then having to enclose the name of the array in quotes to keep the handler from confusing it as a string, strikes me as a really odd way to do things. But hey, it is what it is. 

Bob S

> On Jul 7, 2021, at 09:52 , Mark Smith via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Yes, using the numeric placeholders will do that for you. 
>> On Jul 7, 2021, at 4:43 PM, Terence Heaford via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> It also seems to do the escaping for you as it handled text containing commas in the description
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