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Separate First Name - Middle Name - Last Name to three columns - ACCESS VBA SQL

I have a table field of people names(full name) in an order of "First Name, Last Name Middle Name", I need to separate this field records to three separate columns like First Name Middle Name and Last Name. Can you please help me experts?

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Mayes,Taryn
McAdams,Carrie
McCandless,Rosemary Van Linde
McConkey,Morgan E
McCurdy,Jeanne C
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etech0Commented:
Sounds like you'd need to use a combination of InStr, Left, Right, Mid, and Len functions. I can put it together for you later if you want, when I have access to a computer with Access.
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gtmathewDallasAuthor Commented:
Thank you etechO
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etech0Commented:
Okay, here goes:

(Make a query with this SQL)
SELECT Table1.PersonsName, InStr([PersonsName],",") AS comma, Left([PersonsName],[comma]-1) AS LastName, IIf(InStr([comma],[personsname]," ")=0,Len([personsname])+1,InStr([comma],[personsname]," ")) AS FirstSpace, Mid([PersonsName],[comma]+1,[firstspace]-[comma]-1) AS FirstName, Mid([personsname],[firstspace]+1,Len([personsname])) AS MiddleName
FROM Table1;

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Notes: Replace "Table1" with the name of the table we're looking at, and replace "PersonsName" with the name of the field with the name in it. The rest should stay the same. There will be a couple of columns in the query that you can ignore (they are used for calculations).

Let's see if this works!
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gtmathewDallasAuthor Commented:
Excellent etech0, Thank you so much
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etech0Commented:
My pleasure!
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Nancy CarpenterPresidentCommented:
I get #Func! when I try to run this query.  I am not sure how to fix this.  Can you help?

Thanks!
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Nancy CarpenterPresidentCommented:
I think I get the #Func! error in the LastName field because it is returning a null.  All my last names are in the MiddleName field.
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Nancy CarpenterPresidentCommented:
The other problem is that some of the MiddleName fields have both middle name and last name with 2 spaces in between.
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MswetskyCommented:
was there a solution to this #Func!
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