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Insert space char into results

Insert space char into results

Insert space char into results

(OP)
Hi guys,

I am trying to find a way to insert a space to seperate the first name and last name in my column when I query the db,

currently my data is displayed this way:

Abauer
Jjones
Asmith

and I would like it this way:

A Bauer
J Jones
A Smith

Is it possible to execute this in a query.


 

RE: Insert space char into results

Use the SQL string functions.
For example this works for me on DB2 UDB

CODE

with names (name) as (                                
  select 'Abauer'                                     
  from sysibm.sysdummy1 union all                     
  select 'Jjones'                                     
  from sysibm.sysdummy1 union all                     
  select 'Asmith'                                     
  from sysibm.sysdummy1)                              
select                                                
  name,                                               
  left(name,1) concat ' ' concat                      
  upper(left(substr(name,2,length(name)-1),1)) concat
  substr(name,3,length(name)-2) as name_new           
from names
result

CODE

....+....1....+....2....+..    
NAME    NAME_NEW               
Abauer  A Bauer                
Jjones  J Jones                
Asmith  A Smith                
********  End of data  ********

RE: Insert space char into results

(OP)

yeah mikrom that is what I am going for but without having to manually insert the names in the query, I presume by modifying your code slightly I could achieve this.


btw guys here is my code:


CODE

DECLARE @status CHAR(10)

SET @DateNow=convert(CHAR(10),getdate(),120)

SET @status='online'

SELECT REPLACE([ADEReport].[dbo].[User].[JID],'@bmwlds1mun.sei-it.net',' ')as Agent

,MIN(convert (varchar(10),DATEADD(Hour,2,ChangeTime),108)) as TimeLoggedIn

      FROM [ADEReport].[dbo].[PresenceChange]JOIN [ADEReport].[dbo].[User]

    ON [ADEReport].[dbo].[PresenceChange].[UID] = [ADEReport].[dbo].[User].[UID]

    AND CONVERT(CHAR(10),ChangeTime,120) = @DateNow

    AND PresenceStatus = @status

  group by JID

  order by JID asc";
 

RE: Insert space char into results

(OP)
Ok after a slight modification of your code it worked perfectly :), never thought of using string functions in SQL, it's actually quite practical.

thanx for you help.

CODE

(upper(left([ADEReport].[dbo].[User].[JID],1))+' '+upper(left(substring([ADEReport].[dbo].[User].[JID],2,len([ADEReport].[dbo].[User].[JID])-1),1))+ substring([ADEReport].[dbo].[User].[JID],3,len([ADEReport].[dbo].[User].[JID])-2

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