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stripping data from a Varchar feild in Crystal 2008

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Crystal ReportsMicrosoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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Good Morning Experts,

I have a field in a SQL 2005 database that is "Address Line 1" which contains street number, street name and in some cases unit numbers as well (sometimes proceeded by a comma, someties not. I need  to export this data as two or if unit number exists then three seperate feilds, "Street Number" "Street Name" and "Unit Number" and I need to remove the comma if one exists as this will be sent as a comma delimeted file in the end.  In addition the numeric portion of the address for example "123 anystreet" sometimes will contains a dash, for example "12-24 anystreet".  I need to maintain the dash character in it's existing location.  Any ideas?

To give an example of the variations I've seen in the data I've got:
"123 anystreet"
"123 anystreet, Unit 1"
"123 anystreet Unit 1"

"123-45 anystreet"
"123-45 anystreet, Unit 1"
"123-45 anystreet Unit1"
"123-45 anystreet Unit 1c"
"123-45 anystreet unit 1-3c & 2-6b"
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