Easy question i hope

hi i need to strip out some boolean operators from search input
this is what i need to remove
params[:search_input].gsub!(/AND|OR|&&|||/,’’)
it all works except for || which i suppose is because it is interpreted
as meaning or nothing or nothing. so how can i remove the || from the
input?
regards
caspar

On 8/30/06, Caspar Bl [email protected] wrote:

hi i need to strip out some boolean operators from search input
this is what i need to remove
params[:search_input].gsub!(/AND|OR|&&|||/,’’)
it all works except for || which i suppose is because it is interpreted
as meaning or nothing or nothing. so how can i remove the || from the
input?
regards
caspar
|| (escape with )

On 8/30/06, Caspar Bl [email protected] wrote:

hi i need to strip out some boolean operators from search input
this is what i need to remove
params[:search_input].gsub!(/AND|OR|&&|||/,’’)
it all works except for || which i suppose is because it is interpreted
as meaning or nothing or nothing. so how can i remove the || from the
input?
regards
caspar

params[:search_input].gsub!(/AND|OR|&&|||/, ‘’)

Blessings,
TwP

Caspar Bl wrote:

hi i need to strip out some boolean operators from search input
this is what i need to remove
params[:search_input].gsub!(/AND|OR|&&|||/,’’)
it all works except for || which i suppose is because it is interpreted
as meaning or nothing or nothing. so how can i remove the || from the
input?

Some characters have special meaning to the regular expression engine.
To
force them to be interpreted literally (as normal characters), escape
them,
like this:

params[:search_input].gsub!(/AND|OR|&&|||/,’’)