|ADOdb Library for PHP Manual|
Quotes a string to be sent to the database. The $magic_quotes_enabled parameter may look funny, but the idea is if you are quoting a string extracted from a POST/GET variable, then pass get_magic_quotes_gpc() as the second parameter. This will ensure that the variable is not quoted twice, once by qstr and once by the magic_quotes_gpc.
Eg. $s = $db->qstr(HTTP_GET_VARS['name'],get_magic_quotes_gpc());
Returns the quoted string.