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


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


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


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)


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.