01-10-2015 01:04 PM
I have a variable - full names, and I want to separate all names (last, middle, first).
The variable is usually like Dan I Cooper. However some persons' names include a nick name and their names are like Johnson (John) E Allen. So I want to have a function to tell me which full names include a nickname within (). My solution is to use : If ANYPUNCT(fullname)>0 then nick_name=scan(fullname,2).
But now I find out a new issue, some full names are like Jeff M O'Hagan. With an apostrophe, the anypunct(fullname) is also greater than 0.
So is there a function I can just search parentheses within a string?
P.S. of course these names are not real names.
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