[FX.php List] Anyone know how to escape characters?

Derek Bastille bastille at arsc.edu
Mon May 16 17:13:04 MDT 2005

One thing you can try (that I find myself using quite a bit) is to add 
the following snippet just after the FMFind() query:

     <pre><?php echo 'FM URL' . $returnedData['URL'] . "\n"; ?></pre>

   This snippet prints the actual URL used by FXphp to talk to the FM 
server.  You can then cut and paste this in to a browser to see if FM 
will take it or if it has been truncated.


On May 16, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Kevin Futter wrote:

> On 17/5/05 5:45 AM, "Dave Strickler" <dstrickler at mailwise.com> wrote:
>> I am having trouble inserting data into a FM database, and I'm 90% 
>> sure its the data as when I try with test data it works just fine.
>>  The data that won't import has chars like "[" and "]" as well as 
>> "@", "%", "http://". One of the fields is text, and is about 1.5k 
>> long. While I don't get an error from FX, the record never appears in 
>> FM.
>>  Any clues on this? Perhaps I need to escape the data ?
>>  Thanks,
>>  Dave Strickler
>>  MailWise LLC
>>  617 267-0044 x810
>>  www.mailwise.com <http://www.mailwise.com>
>  Your large text field may in fact exceed the allowable limit on GET 
> requests. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I understood that FX always 
> uses GET when sending data to FM, no matter what method you specify in 
> your form.
>  --
>  Kevin Futter
>  Webmaster, St. Bernard's College
> http://www.sbc.melb.catholic.edu.au/
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