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Re: yet another simple SQL question

From: Derrick Betts <list(at)blueaxis(dot)com>
To: Joshua <joshua(at)joshuaneil(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: yet another simple SQL question
Date: 2007-06-25 17:55:19
Message-ID: 46800187.5000404@blueaxis.com (view raw or flat)
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I would use the same string functions and tools that you used in the 
previous solution.  Look for whitespace, and then break up the string 
based on that character.  The function list is located here for your 
reference:  http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/functions-string.html

Joshua wrote:
> 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
> 
> Thanks again for all of your help today. Everything you guys have been 
> sending has produced successful results.
> 
> Thanks.
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