Replacing single quote/apostrophe with nothing

I am trying to replace a single quote with nothing using the formula tile in Magic ETL, but it is giving me a syntax error. According to MySQL, you should be able to use a backslash as an escape character so that it will process correctly, but Domo is giving me an error. Any ideas?

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  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Coach
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    ETL Formula tile doesn't seem to want to handle single quotes correctly. I've been able to get it to remove single quotes using the Replace Text tile but you may have to put in the single quote a couple times as I've had it remove the single quote and replace my single quote with empty string.

    You can copy the JSON code below and paste it into your ETL which should remove the single quotes. You'll just need to update the field names.

    {"contentType":"domo/dataflow-actions","data":[{"name":"Replace Text","id":"5a02f438-db47-4f1d-ac57-484a94fcf775","type":"ReplaceString","gui":{"x":156,"y":180},"dependsOn":["0c670718-8546-4cc5-a42b-51e326b70b6c"],"removeByDefault":false,"notes":[],"fields":[{"inStreamName":"Promotion","useRegex":false,"replaceString":"'","replaceByString":"","wholeWord":false,"caseSensitive":false}]}]}
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  • tejusarora
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    Hi Mark,

    SQL uses two single quotes to represent one in a string. so try using


    This should definitely work