Separating MYSQL variable into first name and last name

Hi all,

I have a user's full name in a variable called $fullname

Is there an easy way to take the first word of this variable and make it into a different variable as I only want the user's first name.

Thanks,

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TLN_CANADAAsked:
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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
if you have space in your name as separator, this will work

<?php
// Example 1
$name = "Loganathan Natarajan";

$pieces = explode(" ", $name );

echo $pieces[0]; // Loganathan

echo $pieces[1]; // Natarajan

?>
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rossdalanginCommented:
if the separator is a space then:

Dim arrSplit() as String
  arrSplit() = Split($fullname, " ")
  firstname=arrSplit(0)


or

Dim firstname as String

If InStr(1, fullname, " ") > 0 Then
         firstname = LTrim(fullname, 1, InStr(1, fullname, " "))
End If
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TLN_CANADAAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I should have mentioned I'm using PHP, will this work?
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rossdalanginCommented:
split and explode will do but using small letters

split(separator,string);
explode(separator,string);
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