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February 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

Hi

i am searching a string in IIS Logs, i am parsing this through Logparser. The Logparser throws an error when ever the string has a single quotes with in it.
sample code

SELECT To_lowercase(cs-uri-stem) as URL, count(URL), MAX(Date)
FROM '[LOGFILEPATH]'
WHERE URL LIKE 'String's url' AND cs-username is not NULL
GROUP BY URL

the script works fine if the string has no single quotes in it. but i am not sure how can i make this work if it has a single quotes in the string. can anyone help me out?

Regards
Lokesh

February 2, 2016 at 9:43 am

Quick search turned this up: http://forums.iis.net/t/1154802.aspx?Apostrophe+Excape+Need+in+Folder+Path+Using+Log+Parser+as+an+object+in+vbscript

If that does indeed work, then you should be able to escape your strings with this bit of PowerShell:

$someText = "This string's got an apostrophe in it."
$someText = $someText -replace "'", '\u0027'

February 2, 2016 at 11:22 am

it works dave

Thankyou

Regards
lokesh