LKBEN10572: Cannot echo a string literal with quotation marks in vbscript


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

Your echos on the screen have no quotation marks around the string

Cause

This is by design. You have to use a special excape sequence to have this functionality

Solution

VBScript uses double quotes and the & operator to concatenate strings. e.g.:

str = "This is a string"
str = "this is a longer" & " string"

If you want to have quotation around the string like "string with quotation" to a variable you can use 2 double quotes.

str = """hello with quotes"""  'return "hello"

You can alos use the chr(34) character

str = chr(34) & " this is between quotes to! " & chr(34)

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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