I’m generating some sql insert statements from a bunch of text files.
These text files are generally user input data. I would like to sanitize this data so that it’s not going to break the insert statement.
For example, some of the input data, people have used the word Don’t. The “‘” in don’t will lead the sql statement to think the string has ended and therefore cause an error.
Is there any .NET method I can call to kind of convert all of these characters to either escape codes or safe characters?
Don’t sanitize your strings. Use parameterized queries instead, as they handle all sanitization.
You don’t specify which database you are using, so I assume it is MS SQL Server. Microsoft has an article on the official ASP.net website about this. Also see MSDN for SqlCommand.Parameters and the AddWithValue method.