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mysql_escape_string

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.3, PHP 5)

mysql_escape_stringEscapes a string for use in a mysql_query

Warning

This extension is deprecated as of PHP 5.5.0, and will be removed in the future. Instead, the MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extension should be used. See also MySQL: choosing an API guide and related FAQ for more information. Alternatives to this function include:

Description

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.

Warning

This function has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0. Relying on this feature is highly discouraged.

Parameters

unescaped_string

The string that is to be escaped.

Return Values

Returns the escaped string.

Changelog

Version Description
5.3.0 This function now throws an E_DEPRECATED notice.
4.3.0 This function became deprecated, do not use this function. Instead, use mysql_real_escape_string().

Examples

Example #1 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 _.

See Also

PHP Manual