SET ESCAPECHAR

Controls the use of the escape character in quoted character strings.

Syntax

SET ESCAPECHAR ON|OFF

Comments

The ESCAPECHAR option is ON by default.

When ESCAPECHAR is ON, the backslash is treated as the escape character inside quoted character strings. Setting ESCAPECHAR to OFF causes the backslash to be treated as data. The OFF setting is particularly useful in operating environments where the backslash character is used as the path separator character.

 

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