Dynamic SQL and Data with Single Quotes in it.

Hi There,
I have a problem in that I am using dynamic SQL and it happens that one of the columns does contain single quotes (') in it as part of the data. This causes the resultant dynamic SQL to get confused as the single quote that is part of the data is taken to mean end of sting, when in fact its part of the data. This leaves out a dangling single quote that was meant to enclose the string. Here is my dynamic SQL and the result of the parsed SQL that I have captured:
****Dynamic SQL*****
l_sql:='select NOTE_TEMPLATE_ID '||
'FROM TMP_NOTE_TEMPLATE_VALUES '||
'where TRIM(LEGACY_NOTE_CODE)='''||trim(fp_note_code)||''' '||
'and TRIM(DISPLAY_VALUE)='''||trim(fp_note_text)||''' ';
execute immediate l_sql INTO l_note_template_id;
Because the column DISPLAY_VALUE contains data with single quotes, the resultant SQL is:
******PARSED SQL************
select NOTE_TEMPLATE_ID
FROM TMP_NOTE_TEMPLATE_VALUES
where TRIM(LEGACY_NOTE_CODE)='INQ' and TRIM(DISPLAY_VALUE)='Cont'd'
And the problem lies with the single quote between teh characters t and d in the data field for DISPLAY_ITEM. How can I handle this?
Many thanks,

I have been reliably informed that if one doesn't enclose char/varchar2 data items in quotes, the right indices may not be usedI am into oracle for past 4 years and for the first time i am hearing this.
Your reliable source is just wrong. Bind variables are variables that store your value and which are used in SQL. They are the proper way to use values in your SQL. By default all variables in PL/SQL is bind variable.
When you can do some thing in just straight SQL just do it. Dynamic SQL does not make any sense to me here.
Thanks,
Karthick.

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