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Jul 20, 2005

Hello,
This is a simple question, hopefully with a simple answer. I have
an nvarchar column of length 255. In one of the rows I have the
following sentance - 'See the brown ball bounce'. Is it possible to
use a command to remove all of the spaces in that sentance, so that
the sentance reads 'Seethebrownballbounce'? As you can see, I am not
just interested in getting rid of the trailing and leading spaces.

Thanks,
Billy

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