Escapes data for use in a MySQL query.Usually you should prepare queries using wpdb::prepare().
Sometimes, spot-escaping is required or useful. One example
is preparing an array for use in an IN clause.
NOTE: Since 4.8.3, '%' characters will be replaced with a placeholder string,
this prevents certain SQLi attacks from taking place. This change in behaviour
may cause issues for code that expects the return value of esc_sql() to be useable
for other purposes.