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pg_escape_string - Escape a string for query
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pg_escape_string( [PgSql\Connection$connection], string$data ): string

pg_escape_string escapes a string for querying the database. It returns an escaped string in the PostgreSQL format without quotes. pg_escape_literal is more preferred way to escape SQL parameters for PostgreSQL. addslashes must not be used with PostgreSQL. If the type of the column is bytea, pg_escape_bytea must be used instead. pg_escape_identifier must be used to escape identifiers (e.g. table names, field names)


This function requires PostgreSQL 7.2 or later.



An PgSql\Connection instance. When connection is unspecified, the default connection is used. The default connection is the last connection made by pg_connect or pg_pconnect.


As of PHP 8.1.0, using the default connection is deprecated.


A string containing text to be escaped.

Return Values

A string containing the escaped data.


Version Description
8.1.0 The connection parameter expects an PgSql\Connection instance now; previously, a resource was expected.

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