what does mysql_real_escape_string() really do?

The Solution to what does mysql_real_escape_string() really do? is


The function adds an escape character, the backslash, \, before certain potentially dangerous characters in a string passed in to the function. The characters escaped are

\x00, \n, \r, \, ', " and \x1a.

This can help prevent SQL injection attacks which are often performed by using the ' character to append malicious code to an SQL query.

~ Answered on 2011-06-13 07:31:32


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