SQL Apprentice Question
I'm sure you all have seen situations where a field has a combined name
in the format of "Lastname, Firstname Middlename" and I've seen
examples of parsing that type of field. But what happens when the data
within this type of field is inconsistent? Here are some examples
Apple, John A.
Berry John B.
Donald John D
How does one parse the data when the data isn't consistent?
>> How does one parse the data when the data isn't consistent? <<
I get a mailing package and save myself a lot of problems -- why
re-invent the wheel?
Group 1 Software , Melissa Data Corporation and SAA are such
companies. They can scrub mailing lists MUCH better than you can --
unless you want to make a major project of it for a few years.