string functions in oracle

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i’m having a column called name, for example the data in the column name are name ------- john britto George bush But I need to display the first half(i.e upto the space)like, Name -------- John george
ASKED: May 26, 2008  10:37 AM
UPDATED: May 26, 2008  7:36 PM

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You can use the SUBSTR and INSTR functions to do this.

<pre>SELECT SUBSTR(NameColumn, 1, INSTR(NameColumn, ‘ ‘, 1, 1))
FROM Table;</pre>

(This is untested.)

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