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PHP Clean String For Mysql

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PHP Clean String For Mysql

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// Function to clean up a string before using it in a mysql query


function clean_for_mysql($string,$max_length) {        
  $in_string = ltrim($string);       
  $in_string = rtrim($in_string);
  if (round($max_length) < 1) {  
    $max_length = 131072; // 128K
  }
  if (strlen($in_string) > $max_length) {
    $new_string = substr($in_string,0,$max_length);
  }
  $new_string = mysql_real_escape_string($new_string);
  return $new_string;
}
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