This function Escapes a string for use in a mysql_query

Syntax: mysql_escape_string (unescaped_string )


The argument “unescaped_string” is Required.It specifies the string that is to be escaped.

This function will escape the unescaped_string, so that it is safe to place it in a mysql_query(). This function is deprecated.

This function is identical to mysql_real_escape_string() except that mysql_real_escape_string() takes a connection handler and escapes the string according to the current character set. mysql_escape_string() does not take a connection argument and does not respect the current charset setting.


$item = "samsung's mobile";
$escaped_item = mysql_escape_string($item);
printf("Escaped string: %s\n", $escaped_item);


Escaped string: samsung\’s mobile

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