Trim() In T-sql?

is there a function trimming string such as Trim in vb?

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Hi I have the below paragraph in my datacolum called 'Description'

Ansmann Powerline 5 Super Fast Charger, Microprocessor controlled desktop charger with discharge function for up to 5 NiCd/NiMH cells, For all NiCd and NiMH rechargable batteries including AA/AAA/C/D/9V, Negative Delta V control, faulty cell detection, defined predischarge, trickle charge, separate status indicator for every charging slot, ultra rapid charging, 230V AC. For UK use. Price for 1 Charger.

How do I take only the sentence upto the first comma in my STORED procedure

(ex:Ansmann Powerline 5 Super Fast Charger)

Advance thanks


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The Yak Village Idiot

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Have a small problem I have received a load of data in a flat file format and each column has dividend up with a comma. I have stuck the whole row in to its own column.

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Regards Lee

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UPDATE 14_Together_final_ICNs INNER JOIN 14_Together_UniqueSKUs ON [14_Together_final_ICNs].SKU = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].SKU SET [14_Together_final_ICNs].sku_desc = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].NewDesc
WHERE (((Trim(Nz([NewDesc])))<>""));


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SET sku_desc = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].NewDesc
FROM [14_Together_final_ICNs] INNER JOIN
[14_Together_UniqueSKUs] ON [14_Together_final_ICNs].SKU = [14_Together_UniqueSKUs].SKU
WHERE (RTRIM(LTRIM([14_Together_final_ICNs].sku_desc))<> N'')

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