#### Another Method for Parsing Names

```Having bothered others with ways of parsing names, I thought I'd at lease
contribute a simple solution for doing the complete job...

Assume you have names of the following types in column C

Mrs Dorothy Hannity

Dr P R Rogers

Dana Delany

Type the following formulas into the specified cells:

O1=FIND(" ",C1)
Determines the location/existence of the blank following the Salutaton
or First Name

P1=FIND(" ",C1,FIND(" ",C1)+1)
Determines the location/existence of the blank following the First Name
or Middle Initial(MI)

Q1=FIND(" ",R1)
Determines the location/existence of the blank following the Middle
Initial in the next, adjacent cell

R1=IF(ISERROR(P1),RIGHT(C1,LEN(C1)-O1),RIGHT(C1,LEN(C1)-P1))
Defines the Last Name or MI/LN if there is a MI

S1=LEFT(C1,O1-1)
Creates the Salutation column

T1=IF(ISERROR(S1)," ",MID(C1,O1+1,P1-O1))
Creates the First Name column

U1=IF(FIND(" ",R1)=2,LEFT(R1,1),"")
Creates the MI column

V1=IF(U1<>"",MID(R1,FIND(" ",R1)+1,99),R1)
Creates the Last Name column

Fill the entries down and then copy the resulting values into another set of
columns.

It works for all variables except for names with more than one middle
initial.

```
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```> It works for all variables except for names with more than one middle
> initial.

Jr., Sr., III, Esq., Phd, MBA, CEO....

"Jim Berglund" <jazzzbo@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:811E3DD6-D1FF-4904-841C-348FE6F0A54C@microsoft.com...
> Having bothered others with ways of parsing names, I thought I'd at lease
> contribute a simple solution for doing the complete job...
>
> Assume you have names of the following types in column C
>
>     Mrs Dorothy Hannity
>
>     Dr P R Rogers
>
>     Dana Delany
>
>
> Type the following formulas into the specified cells:
>
>      O1=FIND(" ",C1)
>     Determines the location/existence of the blank following the Salutaton
> or First Name
>
>      P1=FIND(" ",C1,FIND(" ",C1)+1)
>     Determines the location/existence of the blank following the First
> Name or Middle Initial(MI)
>
>      Q1=FIND(" ",R1)
>     Determines the location/existence of the blank following the Middle
> Initial in the next, adjacent cell
>
>      R1=IF(ISERROR(P1),RIGHT(C1,LEN(C1)-O1),RIGHT(C1,LEN(C1)-P1))
>     Defines the Last Name or MI/LN if there is a MI
>
>      S1=LEFT(C1,O1-1)
>     Creates the Salutation column
>
>      T1=IF(ISERROR(S1)," ",MID(C1,O1+1,P1-O1))
>     Creates the First Name column
>
>      U1=IF(FIND(" ",R1)=2,LEFT(R1,1),"")
>     Creates the MI column
>
>      V1=IF(U1<>"",MID(R1,FIND(" ",R1)+1,99),R1)
>     Creates the Last Name column
>
>
> Fill the entries down and then copy the resulting values into another set
> of columns.
>
> It works for all variables except for names with more than one middle
> initial.
>

```
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10/18/2007 7:00:39 PM

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