Need a query to get strings seperated by commas in a column

I need to seperate strings seperated by commas

Example : I have a column A which has values (king,prince,queen,soldier)

I need to seperate these values and store it in a temp table.

How can I acheive this
Gowtham RamamoorthyAsked:
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
You need a splitter function.  The best one I know of dbo.DelimitedSplit8K.  I can't post it because of filters at work thinking it's "injection" -- grrrrr, so frustrating -- but you can Google to get the code for it easily enough.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Use a split function or intermediate XML parsing;

 
DECLARE @Sample TABLE ( Payload VARCHAR(255) );

INSERT INTO @Sample 
VALUES	( 'king,prince,queen,soldier');

WITH Data AS ( 
	SELECT CAST( '<z>' + REPLACE(S.Payload, ',', '</z><z>') + '</z>' AS XML ) AS d
	FROM @Sample S
	)
SELECT	z.value('.', 'VARCHAR(255)')
FROM	Data D
	CROSS APPLY D.d.nodes('z')  Z ( z );

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Maybe ;)

But I'd prefer a split function. It should be part of a devs toolkit, like a number tally table. But having that idea in mind is also nice :)
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