Escape Character

Read(235) Label: string, certain characters, escape,

Description:

A character that invokes an alternative interpretation on certain characters in a string.

Syntax:

\s

Note:

The characters such as \ (not an escape character, simply a backslash), ", ', newlines, etc., need an alternative interpretation when used in a string, or they will be misunderstood.

The double quotation marks in $[string] do not need the escape character; while the double quotation marks in "string" need one.

esProc supports applying “\ to the following characters:

\t

\r

\n

Parameters:

s

The character that needs an alternative interpretation, such as \ (not an escape character, simply a backslash), ", ', newlines, etc.

Return value:

A string of escaped character

Example:

Common examples:

"\\"

Backslash

"\n"

Newline

Double quotes in $[] do not need an escape character, while double quotes in "" do.

$[a"s]

 

"a\"s"

 

Related functions:

String