Hi Experts,

I am using the derived column transformation for my package and i have a column that has the name of a city, state and company name.. 'New York, NY-The First Bank'. My goal is to grab only the company name, and put it in another column. I am using the LTRIM Expression

LTRIM(SUBSTRING([Customer Name],FINDSTRING([Customer Name],"-",1),LEN([Customer Name])))

This is grabbing the company name along with the '-'.  Any suggestions on how i can get rid of the '-', I have tried to use 2 LTRIM's but it gives me the same result.

Thank you.. :)
C GAsked:
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
LTRIM(RTRIM(SUBSTRING([Customer Name],CHARINDEX('-', [Customer Name]) - 1,8000)))
C GAuthor Commented:
Getting error message, it does not recognize the CHARINDEX..
Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Then you must not be using SQL Server.

I guess go back to FINDSTRING, as in your original post, just add the "- 1" after the SUBSTRING:

LTRIM(SUBSTRING([Customer Name],FINDSTRING([Customer Name],"-",1) - 1,LEN([Customer Name])))
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Scott is right. The only correction will be to use +1:
LTRIM(SUBSTRING([Customer Name],FINDSTRING([Customer Name],"-",1) + 1,LEN([Customer Name]))) 

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PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
C GAuthor Commented:
+1 did the trick.. Thank you. :)
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