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Split City, State ZIP into three columns from one in SELECT statement

Posted on 2004-08-31
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I have a column with the city, state and zipcode.  I need to split this column into three within a select statement.
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Question by:lexo
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by:SjoerdVerweij
SjoerdVerweij earned 800 total points
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declare @t varchar(50)

set @t = 'Sacramento, CA 95999'

select
  city = left(@t, charindex(',', @t) - 1),
  state = rtrim(ltrim(substring(@t, charindex(',', @t) + 1, 3))),
  zip = right(@t, 5)

Replace @t with your column name to use the expressions in a query.
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ChrisFretwell earned 200 total points
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As long as its formatted correctly (consistantly),

declare  @temp1 varchar(255)

set @temp1 = 'city, state 99999-5555'
--set @temp1 = 'city, state 99999'

select left(@temp1,charindex(',',@temp1)-1) as city,
         substring(@temp1, charindex(',',@temp1) + 2,charindex(' ',@temp1,charindex(',',@temp1))) as state,
         substring(@temp1,charindex(' ',@temp1,charindex(',',@temp1))+ charindex(',',@temp1)+2,len(@temp1)-(charindex(' ',@temp1,charindex(',',@temp1))+ charindex(',',@temp1))) as zip
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by:ChrisFretwell
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The code I posted will work if state is an abbrev or full and if your zips are 5 or 5-4.
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by:Hilaire
ID: 11949984
If the above suggestions don't provide a working answer,
please let us know and post sample data
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by:lexo
ID: 11953412
Why am I getting this error?

'varchar' is not a recognized CURSOR option.
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by:SjoerdVerweij
ID: 11953982
Post your full query.
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by:lexo
ID: 11954270
nevermind, I was missing an "@"
Thank you for your help!!
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by:lexo
ID: 11954313
I split the Points, giving SjoerdVerweij the majority because he posted first, and the code works well.  However, ChrisFretwell's code also works, and it has additional functionality.
Again, thank you all!!
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