How to handle special chars in Query Parameters

In my query I want to request some data from a mysql-database.

The Query is something like the following:

select field1, field2
from table
where field3 = :name

The actual query is more complex but that won't change anything for this example.

My Problem is that the name I am search for consits of characters like &,...

When I add the macro (with active debug) to the page and use 'test1 & test2' as Value for name, the debug information shows that the vaule is cut at the special char.

Debug information.
Query: test
Query parameters: [name=test ]
Query execution time: 49 ms
Template parameters: []


How to handle this?

5 answers

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Hi Lukas! Can you check if this version fixes your issue? Is a pre-release of version 2.0.8.


Thanks it is working now with that version.

Great! Can you work with this version for a few days and provide feedback if any errors occurred?

I we see any error, I will report it.

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Hi Lukas,

You are right, using the "&" character is currently not possible for query parameters. This is definitely something we need to fix soon. I created an issue internally and I'll let you know as soon as it is fixed.

Regards, Felix (Scandio)

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Thanks for the Info, when is it planed to be ready?


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While we're still working on version 2.1, I'm thinking about providing a new minor "hotfix" version for this issue. In that case, you'll have this next week.

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Hi Lukas!

Bad news: unfortunately I had to roll-back this solution because it caused serious issues in different cases. I'm still searching for a solution for the issue and I'll try to integrate it in our release 2.1 which will be released soon. I would recommend to switch back to the marketplace version and live with the "&" issue for some more time, since the version I gave you might cause issues as soon as you update PocketQuery to the next official version.

I'm really sorry for the inconvenience and I promise I will find a solution for this!

Regards, Felix (Scandio)

Ok, I think I implemented a good solution. Please install PocketQuery 2.1-m8


ok, we will try to install it within the next days.

Regards Lukas

Testing 2.1 I have issues with the '&' character when is included in an item within the IN clause...

Can you post your query?

What is not working is ... WHERE Field1 IN (:Filter) ... being the "Filter" a ListOfStrings in which one of the items is 'Backup & Restore'...

I found a work around using the replace function in SQL to replace the '&' by the '-' and then it works!!! but what is stored in the (Oracle) database is the 'Backup & Resore'...

Thanks Felix!

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