try using the SUBSTR function to check each string for the first char as
a "&".  if it does have it, strip and continue the process...

"Rankin, Randy" wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I have a table in a MySQL DB (RH Linux/Apache) with a field called
> customer_name. Some of the customer names have an ampersand in them (ie; X &
> X Supply). I am performing a select statement on this table to create a
> sales summary with customer name and total sales.
> 
> This works fine; however, I am also creating a dynamic link on the customer
> name so that the user can click on it to get a detailed report of sales to
> that customer. This works great EXCEPT for the customers with ampersands in
> thier names. The result of clicking on these customers indicates a "No
> Records found for X" where X is the letter immediately preceding the
> ampersand.
> 
> Does anyone know how to get around this?
> 

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