Separate a column into two by a space or character

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Separate a column into two by a space or character

Postby PAM-Z » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:18 pm

I have one column that I would like to separate into two columns, breaking at a space and the space may be at a different location with each entry. I have attempted to query using both instr and charindex functions to split the column in sql. Neither of these options seem to work. I can use substr; however, that is not much value if I can't determine how many characters I should use in the substr function. Does anyone have a suggestion, or advice?

I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have.

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Re: Separate a column into two by a space or character

Postby Admin » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:35 am

You can use combination of SUBSTR() and AT() functions, e.g.:
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SELECT SUBSTR(field1, 1, AT(' ', field1)) AS firstname, SUBSTR(field1, AT(' ', field1) + 1, 255) AS lastname FROM table1
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