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issues with middle name

in one column I  have a firstname and a middle name

Gwenda agnes
Pamela joyce
Jocelyn ruth
Gregory ian
Cheryl joy

and sometimes  just one name
John

Where you have two names in the firstname column how do you get it to appear as

Gwenda Agnes

If there is only one space between the next name?
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Question by:Amanda Walshaw
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by:santoshmotwani
ID: 39193074
hope this helps :

link
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by:Amanda Walshaw
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sorry page not found
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by:PortletPaul
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http://www.devx.com/tips/Tip/17608 (worked for me)

It's an "Initial Capitals" function
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by:Amanda Walshaw
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by:Amanda Walshaw
ID: 39193169
-update Staging_mytable
set firstname = Replace(Firstname,reverse(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1)),  reverse(lower(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1))))      ,


I have used this query but I am getting struck by the middle name, it is consistent with one space.
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by:santoshmotwani
ID: 39193172
i have copied the script into .txt file from the link .... its a same link that PortletPaul has posted.
notepad.txt
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by:santoshmotwani
santoshmotwani earned 1000 total points
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do you want to try this :

update Staging_mytable
set firstname = Replace(Firstname,reverse(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1)) + ' ' + reverse(lower(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1))))
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by:Amanda Walshaw
ID: 39193276
update dbo.mytable
set firstname = Replace(Firstname,reverse left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1)))) + ' ' + reverse(lower(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1)))
where Firstname = 'Kym dianne'
and LastName = 'Spoors'

unfortunately getting error message
The replace function requires 3 argument(s).
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Anthony Perkins earned 1000 total points
ID: 39196726
Your parenthesis are all wrong in comparison to the solution posted.  This is more like the solution posted (no points please):
UPDATE  dbo.mytable
SET     firstname = REPLACE(Firstname, REVERSE(LEFT(REVERSE(firstname), LEN(firstname) - 1)) + ' ' + REVERSE(LOWER(LEFT(REVERSE(firstname), LEN(firstname) - 1))))
WHERE   Firstname = 'Kym dianne'
        AND LastName = 'Spoors'

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Caveat: I have no idea if this accomplishes your task (I would never use T-SQL for this) I am merely correcting the syntax.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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So much for "no points please".  Oh well ...
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