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Bug #52489 PDOStatement::execute() errors when querying for backslash and question mark
Submitted: 2010-07-29 17:48 UTC Modified: 2010-07-29 18:29 UTC
From: untold69 at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: PDO related
PHP Version: 5.2.14 OS: Windows 7
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2010-07-29 17:48 UTC] untold69 at hotmail dot com
Using PDO to prepare and then execute a statement that queries for a backslash and 
then a question mark sequentially in two columns generates a warning.

Test script:
$pdo = new PDO("mssql:dbname=mydb;host=myhost", "myuser", "mypassword");
$stmt = $pdo->prepare("SELECT * FROM table WHERE column1 = '\' AND column2 = '?'");
$result = $stmt->execute();

Expected result:
Array or false.

Actual result:
Warning: PDOStatement::execute() [pdostatement.execute]: SQLSTATE[HY093]: Invalid 
parameter number: no parameters were bound in ...


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 [2010-07-29 17:52 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2010-07-29 17:52 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions.  Due to the volume
of reports we can not explain in detail here why your report is not
a bug.  The support channels will be able to provide an explanation
for you.

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

Question marks are parameter placeholders.
 [2010-07-29 18:16 UTC] untold69 at hotmail dot com
The question mark is surrounded by quotes and so should be used as a literal value 
to query the table column, not as a parameter placeholder.  The exact same SQL 
statement executes fine when using PDO::query, e.g.

$result = $pdo->query("SELECT * FROM table WHERE column1 = '\' AND column2 = 
 [2010-07-29 18:29 UTC] untold69 at hotmail dot com
The problem is also specific to the order in which the parameters appear in the 
statement, for instance this also executes without problem:

$stmt = $pdo->prepare("SELECT * FROM table WHERE column1 = '?' AND column2 = 
$result = $stmt->execute();

So I assume the issue lies in the way PDO parses the SQL statement when preparing.
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