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    Extracting text from String?

    I want to be able to pull text from this string:

    DABLennon,JohnDAQ1466 N Beatles AveDAL

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    Basically I want to be able to pull Lennon, John and put that into a FULL_NAME field & pull 1466 N Beatles Ave and put that into a field for address. Can anyone help me? Or point me in the right direction on how to do this?

    I am using SQL Server 2005 on Windows XP
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    any ideas guys?
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    Can try with charindex and patindex function if string has certain pattern.
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    I am new to SQL. How do I use the functions? Is there a video tutorial online that can show me?
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    Read books online, has sample code in it.
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    Red face Extracting text from String?

    Declare @Str As varchar(500)
    Declare @Name As varchar(500)
    Declare @Address As varchar(500)

    Set @str ='DABLennon,JohnDAQ1466 N Beatles AveDAL'

    Select @str = SUBSTRING(@str,CHARINDEX('DA',@str)+3,LEN(@str))
    Select @Name = SUBSTRING(@str,1, CHARINDEX('DA',@str)-1)
    Select @Name AS FULL_NAME

    Select @str = SUBSTRING(@str,CHARINDEX('DA',@str)+3,LEN(@str))
    Select @Address = SUBSTRING(@str,1, CHARINDEX('DA',@str)-1)
    Select @Address As Address
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