Separating an address
So I have a table, and in this table is a field "address", which contains address, IE "742 Evergreen Terrace", although some also have a street direction "742 Evergreen Terrace NE".
I need to get these into seperate fields House_Num, Street_Name, Street_Type, and Street_Dir.
Anyone have any tips on how to go about this?
What language are you using for the front end?
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Um, it's all being done on MS SQL
You have not specified the version of SQL server you are using. Assuming that you are on SQL server 2005, the following will work.
DECLARE @t TABLE (address VARCHAR(100))
INSERT INTO @t(address) SELECT '742 Evergreen Terrace'
INSERT INTO @t(address) SELECT '742 Evergreen Terrace NE'
x.value('i','VARCHAR(15)') AS House_number,
x.value('i','VARCHAR(15)') AS Street_name,
x.value('i','VARCHAR(15)') AS Street_Type,
x.value('i','VARCHAR(15)') AS Street_dir
CAST('<a><i>' + REPLACE(address, ' ','</i><i>') + '</i></a>' AS XML) AS ad
CROSS APPLY ad.nodes('/a') a(x)
House_number Street_name Street_Type Street_dir
--------------- --------------- --------------- ---------------
742 Evergreen Terrace NULL
742 Evergreen Terrace NE
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