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SELECT Mid([User_Name], instr(1,[User_Name],"(") + 1 ,instr(1,[User_Name],")") - instr(1,[User_Name],"(") - 1) AS NewColumn
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* Define the Value you would like to split
DECLARE @s nvarchar(100)
SET @s = 'John Smith (JSMITH)'
* declare the split token
DECLARE @sSplitPoint nvarchar(100)
SET @sSplitPoint = ' ('
* Find the position of the split token
DECLARE @iStartToSpilt int
SET @iStartToSpilt = CHARINDEX(@sSplitPoint ,@s) + Len(@sSplitPoint)
* use the substring function to split the string based on the found split token position
SELECT substring(@s,@iStartToSpilt, Len(@s) - @iStartToSpilt)
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