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MSSQL Parse XML Values Into SQL Fields

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Hello...

We inherited a small project in MSSQL.  The database has a field in an SQL table called "Address", which, literally, has the following sample values stored in it (6 rows follow as an example) :

Wilson Photography<br>333 54th Ave. North<br>Nashville TN 37209
Wyatt Archaelogical Research<br>4313 Green Hills Rd<br>Nashville TN 37174-5132
Ed Perdue<br>311 Hobbs Dr<br>White House TN 37188
NULL
NULL
Maury Wahtera<br>407 Normandy Circle<br>Nashville TN 37209

What we need...is to be able to have these values...parsed out into "proper" fields in a VIEW, as follows:
NAME, ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIPCODE

...wherever the field value is NOT NULL (obviously :-)

We see that those values are separated by a "<br>" string, but we don't know the syntax, to parse this (XML?) value out.  Any help would be very much appreciated.  Thank you!...Mark
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Sharath S
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