Breakup text string that is separated by commas

Looking the syntax to break up a text string into 3 fields (last, First, MI)

Smith, John, L

Not sure what to use.

Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAsked:
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Ken ButtersCommented:

Dim s As String
s = "Chilkat Mail, ActiveX Component, $99, free upgrades, 1-Year Support"

Dim fields() As String

' Split the string at the comma characters and add each field to a ListBox
fields() = Split(s, ",")

For i = 0 To UBound(fields)
    List1.AddItem Trim$(fields(i))

TracyVBA DeveloperCommented:
You would use the split function.  See the attached example.  

Open the file go to Tools --> Macros --> Macro, select SplitNames and click Run.
Sub SplitNames()

    Dim myarray As Variant
    Dim i As Long
    Dim lastRow As Long
    Dim k As Integer
    lastRow = Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
    For i = 2 To lastRow
        myarray = Split(Cells(i, 1).Value, ",")
        k = 2
        For p = LBound(myarray) To UBound(myarray)
            Cells(i, k).Value = myarray(p)
            k = k + 1
        Next p
    Next i

End Sub

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TracyVBA DeveloperCommented:
To remove any extra spaces add the trim function (this has been added in the attached).

Cells(i, k).Value = Trim(myarray(p))


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