Single quote in a string

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  • #59825
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    Mohan D

    Hi Everyone

    I am dealing with displayName attribute in AD. I am dumping these names into an Oracle table. Some names have a single quote in them. For example – Jerry O'Brian

    In my script I am using single quotes around the variable. Like this – '$displayName'
    The script throws an exception when it finds that name. So I get all names into the table except this.

    I tried using double quotes, two single quotes, tried different escape characters. Nothing worked. Any ideas?

    I am hoping someone can help.


  • #59827
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    Matt McNabb

    What command are you running that returns the error? What is the content of the error message? There's no particular issue with having a single quote in a string variable, but maybe the particular command you're running is balking at it, and you might need to do some error handling. Or maybe the database field has a problem with it?

  • #59830


    Single quotas outside variable will convert the variable name into a String and not how double quotas shows you what's inside the variable.

    $variable = 'text'
    "$varible" returns: text
    '$variable' returns: $variable


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