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Splitting a string with one substring as the first word up until a space, and the rest of the string (spaces included) as the second substring

Posted on 2008-09-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a string with a long name in it.

Example: Paul De La Cruz

I need to split it into first and last names, where first name is the string up until the first space. Last name will be anything that isn't the first name.

str1= Paul
str2 = De La Cruz
Question by:ppdocs
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Expert Comment

ID: 22608612

Try the Split function it should work

Author Comment

ID: 22608895
This ended up working, thanks though...

 Dim tmpstr As String = excelvalue
        Dim strlines As String()
        If Len(tmpstr) <> 0 Then
          strlines = tmpstr.Split(" ")
          Dim FirstName As String
          Dim LastName As String = ""

          FirstName = strlines(0)

          For i As Integer = 1 To strlines.Length - 1
            LastName = LastName & strlines(i) & " "

Accepted Solution

mgonullu earned 500 total points
ID: 22609326
oops no points??
Moderator what do you say

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31501683
I don't think that copying and pasting a site that I already looked at as being all that helpful, but if the points are that important to you, here you go..

Expert Comment

ID: 22609413
Thank you, points are not important for me, I didn't know that you already looked to my website, I am here to assist only. Thank you again.

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