Matthew Matthew - 4 months ago 5
Java Question

How to escape % in String.Format?

I am storing a SQL query in my strings.xml file and I want to use

String.Format
to build the final string in code. The
SELECT
statement uses a like, something like this:

SELECT Field1, Field2 FROM mytable WHERE Field1 LIKE '%something%'


In order to format that I replace 'something' with %1$s so it becomes:

SELECT Field1, Field2 FROM mytable WHERE Field1 LIKE \'%%1$s%\'


I escape the single quotes with the backslash. However I am not able to escape the % sign.

How can I include a like statement in my strings.xml file?

Answer

To escape %, you will need to double it up: %%.

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