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Technique for fixing XML parsing: illegal qualified name character

Is there a ultimate solution for fixing the following error: > Msg 9455, Level 16, State 1, Line 8 > XML parsing: line 1, character 12, illegal qualified name character which is raised when converting "illegal" `NVARCHAR` string to `XML`. For example: DECLARE @Text NVARCHAR(MAX) SET @Text = '' + 'Test
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I believe this method will do what you want: DECLARE @Text nvarchar(max) = 'Test >&&
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The result should be XML type ready for working with XML functions like nodes/value/query
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