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"Steve Brett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> i've got myself into a bit of a mess. i have a database with approx 4000
> records (mysql) and when i populated the database i was given 4000 text
> files with the product name as the file name and the description of the
> product as the contents.
> so i set up a text field in the table to hold the descriptions and wrote a
> script in php to handle the import. all went well, client impressed etc,
> now i'm running into problems with allsorts of escape chars in the
> description field and am looking for a script that will strip the escape
> chars from the database ...
> anyone had similar problems ? new records added to the db now have all
> chars translated on input and translated on query.
> many thanks,
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