On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 13:16:20 -0400 (EDT), Pete Holsberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> With a Unix shell programming background, I'm puzzled by
> the use of 'tics' (single quotes, apostrophes' around
> %$search_string%. I would have though that they would have
> removed the special meaning of the $.

Since you started the string with dbl quotes ($sql), any variables you
use in that string will work even if you wrap it in single quotes
(tics). If you use single quotes for the $sql string, you have to
'step out' of the string (or whatever you call it).

$sql = "SELECT * FROM $table"; // works
$sql = 'SELECT * FROM '.$table; // works
$sql = 'SELECT * FROM $table'; // doesn't work



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