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MikeSaunders
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Posted - 07/04/2013 :  10:39:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I have a table with records that sometimes has extra descriptions between ():

EG:

name
mark (good guy)
eveline
jacob
tim (short guy)

Now i want to show only the name without the description.

Does someone knows a way to do this on a efficient way?

Mike

James K
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Posted - 07/04/2013 :  11:01:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is an example of how you can do this
select left(name,isnull(nullif(charindex('(',name),0),len(name)+1)-1)

Edited by - James K on 07/04/2013 11:02:32
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MikeSaunders
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Posted - 07/04/2013 :  11:08:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi James,

Thanks!!!
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visakh16
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Posted - 07/05/2013 :  02:17:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also
STUFF(name,charindex('(',name+ '('),LEN(name),'')

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Edited by - visakh16 on 07/05/2013 02:18:03
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ScottPletcher
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USA
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Posted - 07/05/2013 :  11:31:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SELECT LEFT(name, CHARINDEX('(', name + '(') - 1)
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