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I have an address column that I need to break into 5 columns.  The data is seperated with comma,s Here is what the data looks like:

General Motors, 30001 Van Dyke Ave, Warren, MI, 48090

and need it split into seperate columns.

Name
Street
City
State
Zip
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Question by:knamc
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mainmind83 earned 1500 total points
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I prefer do this task with C# to prevent errores but:

http://sqltutorials.blogspot.com.es/2007/09/sql-function-split.html
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DECLARE @NextString NVARCHAR(40)
DECLARE @Pos INT
DECLARE @NextPos INT
DECLARE @String NVARCHAR(40)
DECLARE @Delimiter NVARCHAR(40)

SET @String = 'General Motors, 30001 Van Dyke Ave, Warren, MI, 48090'
SET @Delimiter = ','
SET @String = @String + @Delimiter
SET @Pos = charindex(@Delimiter,@String)

WHILE (@pos <> 0)
BEGIN
SET @NextString = substring(@String,1,@Pos - 1)
SELECT @NextString -- Show Results
SET @String = substring(@String,@pos+1,len(@String))
SET @pos = charindex(@Delimiter,@String)
END

This returns:

General Motors

30001 Van Dyke Ave

I need columns:

General Motors         30001 Van Dyke Ave        Warren       MI         48090

This works for a single value but how can I incorporate it into a select statement used to insert into a customer address table?
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by:mainmind83
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Create a SQL procedure
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by:knamc
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I am new to this function and a SQL newbie,  all I am looking for is a little guidance on how to get the output I need and how I can have it load from a table based on the address field I have.
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