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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Queries: Selecting Data from a Table » The WHERE clause: specifying rows

Matching character strings in the WHERE clause Next Page

Character strings and quotation marks

When you enter or search for character and date data, you must enclose it in single quotes, as in the following example.

SELECT GivenName, Surname
   FROM Contacts
   WHERE GivenName = 'John';

If the quoted_identifier database option is set to Off (it is On by default), you can also use double quotes around character or date data.

To set the quoted_identifier option off for the current user ID