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Parsing a Name Field

Parsing a Name Field

Parsing a Name Field

Greetings -

I am pulling data from our HR system and need to split the name into separate pieces.  Currently, the name field is in the following format: DOE,JOHN Q (there may or may not be a middle name/initial).  I can get the last name and the first name/MI but I can't split the first name and middle initial into separate data fields.  Here is my current code:


       a.number AS EENUM,
       b.status AS STATUS,
       b.dept AS DPTNO,
       c.name AS DPTNAME,
       b.jobcode AS JOBCODE,
       d.description AS JOBTITLE,
       LEFT(a.name, CHARINDEX(',', a.name)-1) AS LastName,
       SUBSTRING(a.name, CHARINDEX(',', a.name)+1,LEN(a.name)-CHARINDEX(',',a.name)) AS FirstName,
LEFT JOIN LIVE_PPSHS..PPEmpPositionFields b ON a.employee=b.employee
LEFT JOIN LIVE_MIS..MisGlDept c ON b.dept=c.number
LEFT JOIN LIVE_PPSHS..PpJobCodeDictionary d ON b.jobcode=d.mnemonic
WHERE (b.status='ACTIVE' or b.status='LEAVE')

Thanks in advance for the assist.

RE: Parsing a Name Field

My apologies..I posted this query to the wrong forum

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