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(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

pg_escape_string Escape a string for insertion into a text field


string pg_escape_string ([ resource $connection ], string $data )

pg_escape_string() escapes a string for insertion into the database. It returns an escaped string in the PostgreSQL format. Use of this function is recommended instead of addslashes(). If the type of the column is bytea, pg_escape_bytea() must be used instead.

Note: This function requires PostgreSQL 7.2 or later.



PostgreSQL database connection resource. When connection is not present, the default connection is used. The default connection is the last connection made by pg_connect() or pg_pconnect().


A string containing text to be escaped.

Return Values

A string containing the escaped data.


Version Description
5.2.0 connection added


Example #1 pg_escape_string() example

// Connect to the database
$dbconn pg_connect('dbname=foo');
// Read in a text file (containing apostrophes and backslashes)
$data file_get_contents('letter.txt');
// Escape the text data
$escaped pg_escape_string($data);
// Insert it into the database
pg_query("INSERT INTO correspondence (name, data) VALUES ('My letter', '{$escaped}')");

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