Sometimes the punctuation mark that is a delimiter must also be included in the data. To make that possible, two adjacent delimiter characters are interpreted as a single occurrence of the character, and this character is included in the data. For example, this data:
(The delimiters are left parentheses, (, and right parentheses, )).)
with this field specification:
ENCLOSED BY "(" AND ")"
puts the following string into the database:
The delimiters are left parentheses, (, and right parentheses, ).
For this reason, problems can arise when adjacent fields use the same delimiters. For example, with the following specification:
field1 TERMINATED BY "/" field2 ENCLOSED by "/"
the following data will be interpreted properly:
This is the first string/ /This is the second string/
field2 were adjacent, then the results would be incorrect, because
This is the first string//This is the second string/
would be interpreted as a single character string with a "/" in the middle, and that string would belong to