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Data Assist and the Pipe | Vertical Line

Thread began 8/18/2011 8:07 pm by dave315749 | Last modified 8/19/2011 6:44 am by Jason Byrnes | 1258 views | 1 replies |


Data Assist and the Pipe | Vertical Line

Ok i have avoided using it in design before, but now i really need to use it.

I am starting to use it in seo and other places where it needs to be used hundreds of times in text in multiple places in the database.. What is the hack or fix so that it shows up as a pipe in mysql tables. It cant show or be saved as html.

What can i do to fix this problem? It looks like dreamweaver insert update behaviors work with it, but web assist doesnt. I understand what its being used for, but i need a way around it so i can still use the best extensions for dreamweaver .. webassist.

open to ideas, concepts and theories..

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the only work around at this time is to convert the pipe to the HTML Entity:

when it is stored in the database.

if it must be a literal pipe on the page, you can always convert it back on output.

to convert the pipe to an html entity on the insert and update pages add the following code at line 1:


if(!empty($_POST)) {
$_POST as $key => $value) {
$_POST[$key] = str_replace("|""|"$value);

you can use the opposite string replace on output to convert the HTML entity back to the literal pipe:

<?php echo(str_replace("|""|"$row_recordsetName['columnName'])); ?>

We are currently working on DataAssist 3 which will not have this issue, though i do not have a release date fr it.

It seams the forum software is converting the html entity code to a literal pipe on me, I am attaching a text document with the code examples in it.

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