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mysql_escape_string

Escapes a string for use in a mysql_query (PHP 4 >= 4.0.3, PHP 5, PECL mysql:1.0)
string mysql_escape_string ( string unescaped_string )

This function will escape the unescaped_string, so that it is safe to place it in a mysql_query(). This function is deprecated.

This function is identical to mysql_real_escape_string() except that mysql_real_escape_string() takes a connection handler and escapes the string according to the current character set. mysql_escape_string() does not take a connection argument and does not respect the current charset setting.

Parameters

unescaped_string

The string that is to be escaped.

Return Values

Returns the escaped string.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
4.3.0 This function became deprecated, do not use this function. Instead, use mysql_real_escape_string().

Examples

Example 1425. mysql_escape_string() example

<?php
$item
= "Zak's Laptop";
$escaped_item = mysql_escape_string($item);
printf("Escaped string: %s\n", $escaped_item);
?>

The above example will output:

Escaped string: Zak\'s Laptop


Notes

Note:

mysql_escape_string() does not escape % and _.