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Split Contact Names

Split Contact Names

Split Contact Names

I am trying to split apart names in an OLD contacts list in a DB I inherited.

I can get close but not what I want.

Names are like this in the DB

Fuhrman, John F
Fuhrman III, John F
Fuhrman, Bradley
Fuhrman, Laura F (G555)

what I have been able to get so far is like

FirstName Middle LastName
,John F F Fuhrman
,John F F Fuhrman III
,Bradley Fuhrman
,Laura F F Fuhrman

I need to not have the comma and to strip the Middle initial from the 1st Name.

Fist I use a derived column to get First and Last names.
SUBSTRING(ContactName,(FINDSTRING(ContactName,",",1) + 1),(LEN(ContactName)))
SUBSTRING(ContactName,1,(FINDSTRING(ContactName,",",1) - 1))

Then from there I use the FirstName derived column to get the MiddleInit.
SUBSTRING(FirstName,(FINDSTRING(FirstName," ",2) + 1),1)

Does anyone have a whay to to this in SSIS?



John Fuhrman

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