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Re: [SQL] yet another simple SQL question

From: "A(dot) Kretschmer" <andreas(dot)kretschmer(at)schollglas(dot)com>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [SQL] yet another simple SQL question
Date: 2007-06-25 18:07:17
Message-ID: 20070625180717.GA19814@a-kretschmer.de (view raw or flat)
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am  Mon, dem 25.06.2007, um 12:44:25 -0500 mailte Joshua folgendes:
> Ok,
> 
> You guys must be getting sick of these newbie questions, but I can't 
> resist since I am learning a lot from these email lists and getting 
> results quick! Thanks to everyone for their contributions.
> 
> Here is my questions....
> 
> I have a column that looks like this
> 
> firstname
> -----------------
> John B
> Mark A
> Jennifer D
> 
> Basically I have the first name followed by a middle initial. Is there a 
> quick command I can run to strip the middle initial? Basically, I just 
> need to delete the middle initial so the column would then look like the 
> following:
> 
> firstname
> ---------------
> John
> Mark
> Jennifer

Yes, of course:

test=# select split_part('My Name', ' ', 1);
 split_part
------------
 My
(1 row)

And now, i think, you should read our fine manual:
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/interactive/


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