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string function to seperate full name

Posted on 2007-03-30
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Hello all,
    I am looking for a string function to seperate my lastname, firstname and middlename and put into three seperate columns. so here is my table

Table1:
FullName
Lym, Sherry Anne

like in the above example. i have a table in which there is a fullname column. the format of this colum is LastName, FirstName MiddleName. now i want to last name, firstname and middlename first initial, in three seperate columns. that would be something like this

ResultTable:
LastName      FirstName   MiddleInitial
Lym                 Sherry         A

please provide me a sql query...thanks
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Select Left(FullName,CHARINDEX(',',FullName,1)-1),
       SUBSTRING(FullName,CHARINDEX(',',FullName,1)+2,CHARINDEX(' ',FullName,CHARINDEX(' ',FullName,1)+1)-CHARINDEX(',',FullName,1)-2),
       SUBSTRING(FullName,CHARINDEX(' ',FullName,CHARINDEX(' ',FullName,1)+1)+1,1) from Table1
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by:nakul_vachhrajani
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As a general rule for such tasks:
1. Determine what your delimiters are
2. Search for the same in your source column name; thus dividing the script into parts
3. Save the parts into various columns.
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