troubleshooting Question

Split string into 3 parts in Oracle

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Hello experts!

I need to split one string into 3 parts i.e. firstname, surname and degree.

While I am able to split into first and surname, I cannot extract the degree if there's one mentioned.

The strings to be split apart come in the following way:

Dr. James Example

Could you please assist me in splitting this string apart into three parts?

A million thanks in advance! I am curious about your appraches!


My current code is attached below. p_username is a parameter passed to the procedure!

select secondname || '\, ' || firstname || ' (LWF)' into ad_name from ( 
select substr(replace(p_username,',',''), 1, (instr (replace(p_username,',',''), ' ') - 1)) as firstname, 
substr (replace(p_username,',',''), (instr (replace(p_username,',',''), ' ',1,1) + 1), length (replace(p_username,',',''))) as secondname
from dual);
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