inserting into oracle using php
When I try to insert a string that contains an apostrophe or single quote into my oracle database from a php script, it gives me an error. So I tried searching the string for any single quotes and using ereg_replace("'","''",$str);, to replace any single quotes with two single quotes. It was able to insert, but, instead of inserting a single quote, it inserted a backslash (\), before the single quote. (\')
Any ideas of how to insert an apostrophe or single quote into an oracle database using php?