Instances that need to have Table Column Label names containing apostrophes, frequently with translations, display the apostrophes in the list view as escaped \'. The same applies for double quotation (").
This has a great impact for client languages that frequently use contractions, such as the French language. 
This behavior was not happening in Helsinki, it started as a regression in Istanbul.

Steps to Reproduce


  1. Create a table or open any table from sys_db_object.
  2. Change one of the column labels to have an apostrophe in its name. This is a common pattern in the French language (For example, l'oiseau). Click Save.
  3. Visit the table directly in list view. Ensure that the column with the apostrophe name is visible. 

Notice that the apostrophe is escaped. In this example, it shows as l\'oiseau instead of l'oiseau.


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This problem is fixed in Istanbul Patch 6, which is available for upgrade from the Self Service portal:

Related Problem: PRB917599

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Istanbul Patch 6
Jakarta Patch 4

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Last Updated:2019-05-21 11:34:46