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Parsing out the MiddleName from the FirstName field.

I have just added a MiddleName column to my table.  I need to parse out the MiddleName or Initial (Anything after the first Space in the FirstName) from the FirstName Column and Update both the FirstName and Middle Name column.
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DigitalDan3
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mherchlCommented:
update yourtable
set MiddleName = ltrim(rtrim(substring(ltrim(FirstName), charindex(' ', ltrim(FirstName)), 1+len(FirstName)- charindex(' ', ltrim(FirstName))))),
FirstName = substring(ltrim(FirstName), 0, charindex(' ', ltrim(FirstName)))
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DigitalDan3Author Commented:
This statement worked for FirstNames that contained a MiddleName however, FirstName that did not have a Middlename or Initial were moved to middlename
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mherchlCommented:
sorry for that, this should work:

update yourtable
set MiddleName = ltrim(rtrim(substring(ltrim(FirstName), charindex(' ', ltrim(FirstName)), 1+len(FirstName)- charindex(' ', ltrim(FirstName))))),
FirstName = substring(ltrim(FirstName), 0, charindex(' ', ltrim(FirstName)))
where charindex(' ', ltrim(FirstName)) <> 0
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