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Need to seperate fname and lname


Need to seperate fname and lname

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Steve Johnson
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I have to seperate the fname and the lname into seperate columns. Example:
This is what the data currently looks like "John Doe" I need to make it look like "John","Doe". Any ideas

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As long as you are sure that it is only first and lastname in the data the use CHARINDEX to find ' '. Once you know the position of the ' ' you can manipulate any way you want.

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Something like
select substring(name,1,charindex(' ',name)), substring(name,charindex(' ',name) + 1,len(name))

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thanks guys, I got it to work...

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This article shows a couple of alternative ways to do it:

http://www.sql.nu/read.asp?id=7

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