How do I separate the firstname for the lastname? firstname.lastname

Posted on 2009-07-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-07
At the moment my application stored the userlogin which is made up of the firstname.lastname how do I separate these out to get firstname lastname?

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Question by:adypips
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Assisted Solution

rizwanidrees earned 200 total points
ID: 24779101
dim wSP as long, wFirstName as string, wLastName as string
wSP = INSTR(1, UserName, ".")
if wSP>0 then
wFirstName=Left(UserName, wSP-1)
wLastName = Right(UserName, Len(UserName)-wSP)
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 300 total points
ID: 24779108
Use the String.Split method -> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.string.split.aspx

Dim fullName As String = "firstname.lastname"
Dim firstName As String = fullName.Split("."c)(0)
Dim lastName As String = fullName.Split("."c)(1)

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Author Comment

ID: 24779121
Both approaches above work well for this many thanks.

Expert Comment

ID: 24779122
if there is the . in all records then try split. if there is the space or a capital letter you could also split
Dim userlogin As String = "first.second"
        Dim arrData As Array
        arrData = userlogin.Split(".") 'userlogin.Split(userlogin, ".")
        Dim firstname As String = arrData(0)
        Dim lastname As String = arrData(1)
        MsgBox(firstname & " " & lastname)

Author Comment

ID: 24779139
OK thanks Stevepicks will use split for this.

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