I am trying to get the first and last name from email address field in Apex code but I am only getting the first name not able to get the last name can anyone please help me.

For an example First.last@abc.com

I need to get a string which will be having "First last"


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    Can you share what you have tried so far? – Raul Mar 27 '17 at 7:48
  • This only works where you have a naming convention used in the email of First.last@domain.com - it will break with anything like FirstLast@domain.com or Initial.Last@domain.com – Dave Humm Mar 27 '17 at 8:10

If your requirement is to substring the left part before the @ and then split this substring using the . character, you can easily do this with the String class.

String leftPart = email.substringBefore('@');
String[] leftPartSplitted = leftPart.split('\\.');
//we check if there's one dot in the substring
if(leftPartSplitted.size() == 2){
   String firstName = leftPartSplitted[0];
   String lastName = leftPartSplitted[1];
   //there is no dot or more than one dot in the substring
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You Have to know that your emailid and your account name for that email id can be different.

ex -

Name - William James Chadwick Potter
     email - William123@gamil.com
  {First Name}+{Last Name} - {William} + {James Chadwick Potter}
                           - {William James} + {Chadwick Potter}
                           - {William James Chadwick} + {Potter}

Your Logic wont work here

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  • That might be the case for personal email, but professional office emails are always firestname + lastname – Pranay Jaiswal Oct 15 '19 at 10:27
  • Not all professional names are first and last. I already had emails like first word from first name + lastname. Also, when you have two people with the same first and last name. Like, Maria Silva in countries that speaks Portuguese... It could be solved adding a number – m Peixoto Oct 15 '19 at 10:49

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