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[SOLVED] mysql_real_escape_string


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This is probably an easy fix, but I'm still new to this stuff.


I have a notice field in the database, and I save it like this:


if ($save_notice) {
$notice = htmlspecialchars(strip_tags($notice));
//$notice = addslashes($notice);
$notice = preg_replace("#([\S]{60})#i","\\1 ",$notice);
$notice = substr(ereg_replace("\n\n","\n",$notice),0,1500);
$users[notice] = $notice;
echo "Notice Saved!<BR><b>Your Notice:</b> ".nl2br(htmlspecialchars_decode($notice))."<BR>";



in saveUserData, I use mysql_real_escape_string before updating the database:


$data = mysql_real_escape_string($data);
$update .= "$tmp=\"$data\"";



But the notice shows up with "rn"s where a line break should be (and in the database too). This only started happening when I added in mysql_real_escape_string. Am I using it wrong? =/

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What does sqlQuotes function do, does it also escape carriage return/linefeeds?


Just thinking you might be escaping twice and so not getting your \n parsed as a carriage return somewhere in

your PHP.

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That was the problem. =) It was stripslashing it. Commented it out and it was fine.


// replace ' with '' to avoid malformed SQL queries
function sqlQuotes (&$str)
$str = str_replace("'","''",stripslashes($str));


Do I even still need this function if I'm using mysql_real_escape_string?


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