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Find and replace string

I have a title field and a description field. I want to search the description field for the title and remove it from description if found. The description field is type text.
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You really should not use the text datatype. It has been deprecated for more than a decade in favor of varchar(max). The text datatype is a serious pain to work with because you have to constantly cast it to varchar(max) and you can't index it. Ugh!!!
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If "Title" is of type varchar and "Description" is of type text then this should show you the result and you can go by that to create your update statement. SELECT REPLACE(CAST(Description AS NVARCHAR(MAX)), Title, '') FROM Table1 WHERE Description LIKE '%' + Title + '%'; Please note that ntext , text, and image data types will deprecated in future versions of SQL. So switch the column to type NVARCHAR(MAX) as the new recommended standard to replace TEXT. Data loss should not be an issue changing from TEXT to NVARCHAR(MAX), but testing and backups are always recommended before applying to any production environment. Please see [Source of information][1] for more information. [1]: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-za/library/ms187993.aspx
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