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Spaces and Apostrophes Prevent Updates/Deletes

Thread began 10/26/2011 1:07 pm by sharon431370 | Last modified 10/26/2011 3:44 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1209 views | 3 replies |

sharon431370

Spaces and Apostrophes Prevent Updates/Deletes

I have a table named "positions." The sole column within the table is named "position." It's also the primary key. I used the DataAssist Wizard to generate Results, Insert, Update and Delete pages. Everything is fine until I insert values with spaces or apostrophes, like

Vice President
President's Assistant

The data inserts fine, but it refuses to update or delete. I don't get any error messages -- after clicking the button on either the update or delete pages I end up back at the results page with unchanged/undeleted data.

Other punctuation marks may/may not cause this problem. Once I found the 'root' I started looking for a solution.

Any help is appreciated!! I bought the Dynamic Suite so I wouldn't have to hand-code as much, and I'm a little perplexed that it (seemingly) can't handle routine operations on a one-column table. (It could always be user error, of course!)

Thanks,
Sharon

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  The sole column within the table is named "position." It's also the primary key  



this is not a good idea for the table design, and is the cause of the issue you are having.

the primary key column of your database should be a numeric column that you set to also auto increment, you want to make sure that the primary key column cannot have duplicate information, it is the unique identifier in your database.


the minimum table set up I would recommend is 2 columns, numeric primary key, Auto Increment column and a text column.

positions:
positionID - integer, Primary Key, Not Null, Auto Increment
positionName - varchar(45)

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sharon431370

Thanks!

It *was* user error -- thanks for your help, it worked like a charm!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no worries.

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