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Bug #65053 "\'" interpreted as "\'" instead of just '
Submitted: 2013-06-17 22:26 UTC Modified: 2013-06-17 22:31 UTC
From: d_sandlin at email dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: MySQL related
PHP Version: 5.4.16 OS: Windows 8
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2013-06-17 22:26 UTC] d_sandlin at email dot com
When I enter "INSERT INTO 'members' ('webmaster', 'abcd')" directly into 
phpMyAdmin, a record is added to table members with the appropriate values.

I've tried several other variations and can't add the record with code. 
Here is my .htaccess file:

RemoveHandler .html .htm
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .htm .html
I had to add that to get php to work within an html file.

My host is arvixe - Linux hosting

Test script:
\\(where $uname = "webmaster" and $pword = "abcd", and the $db_variables assigned
\\ This is in an included file, db_connect.php
8  $mysqli = new mysqli($host, $db_username, $db_password, $db_name);
9  if ($mysqli->connect_errno) {
10    echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: (" . $mysqli->connect_errno . ") " .              $mysqli->connect_error;
} // This is where I'm having trouble: the "\'" characters aren't working as '.

22   $qtext = "INSERT INTO \'members\' (\'" . $uname . "\' , \'" . $pword . "\')";
23   echo $qtext;
24   if (!$mysqli->query($qtext)) {
25     echo "Table insertion failed: (" . $mysqli->errno . ") " . $mysqli->error;
26    }

Expected result:
I expect a record to be added to table 'members' with the following field values:

(there are only 3 fields: id int(4)(autoincrement), username varchar(65), password 

id = 6 (or some number), username = "webmaster", password = "abcd"

Actual result:
This from the echo $qtext, the if(), and the SQL server:

INSERT INTO \'members\' (\'webmaster\' , \'abcd\')Table insertion failed: (1064) 
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your 
MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '\'members\' (\'webmaster\' 
, \'abcd\')' at line 1

The backslash code is not translating special characters.  "\'" should be 
interpreted as a single quote, but it isn't.


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 [2013-06-17 22:31 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug -Package: PHP options/info functions +Package: MySQL related
 [2013-06-17 22:31 UTC]
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