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Make query that remove characters, and copy removed characters to a new field

Hi!

Have a table in mysql that contains of a field (navn) like:
Arne Hansen
Per Iversen
Ole Berg
..
..

What i want is to copy Hansen,Iversen and Berg to a new field(etternavn)
And remove Hansen,Iversen and Berg from navn field..

How can i do this...

I can olso do this from visual studio 2008, if this is not possible with a query.


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team2005
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johanntagleCommented:
Assuming all values are just two words:

update table_name set
etternavn = substring_index(substring(navn,1+(length(navn)-length(substring_index(navn,' ',-1)))),' ',1),
navn = substring(navn,1,(length(navn)-length(substring_index(navn,' ',-1))));

(just so happens i did something very similar not so long ago and I still have the code =) )
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team2005Author Commented:
Hi!

WOW, thanks so very match...

Works very good...
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