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parse ' ' and ',' to make names

parse firstname lastname by ' '(space)
$name="Peter L. Panda";

$temp=explode(" ",$name,2);
$firstname=$temp[0]; //==Peter
$lastname=$temp[1]; //==L. Panda

but if name contains a ',' (comma)

last_name,first_name  where last_name is the first word

smith, john

jones, john L
first=john L

evans, mary lee
first= mary lee
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Ray Paseur

8/22/2022 - Mon
Ray Paseur

Interesting problem.  In the first example, the $lastname will not be L. Panda.

I'll see if I can come up with an example that will be useful.  Are you certain that you do not want to account for middle names?
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Ray Paseur

Apologies -- I spoke before testing.  In the first example, the value of $temp[1] will, in fact, be L. Panda.  I overlooked the limit integer in the call to the explode() function.

works for , and ' ' thanks
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Thanks for the points! ~Ray