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# String selection charindex

If i have some values that look like this:

M000000113
M000001194
M000000245
0000018759
0000011011

I want to select these values but make this number M000000113 look like this M113 and numbers like this 0000011011 look like 11011.
Bassically get rid of leading 0s and all 0s in between the M and the number.  Any suggestions?
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jmp02008
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Commented:
1> declare @var varchar(20)
2> select @var = 'M000000113'
3> select substring(@var,1,patindex('%[0-9]%',@var)-1) + convert(varchar(20),convert(numeric(20),substring(@var,1+patindex('%[0-9]%',@var)-1,20)))
4>
5> select @var = '0000018759'
6> select substring(@var,1,patindex('%[0-9]%',@var)-1) + convert(varchar(20),convert(numeric(20),substring(@var,1+patindex('%[0-9]%',@var)-1,20)))
go
7> (1 row affected)

----------------------------------------
M113

(1 row affected)
(1 row affected)

----------------------------------------
18759

(1 row affected)
1>
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Commented:
1> create table #test(oldvalue varchar(20))
2> insert into #test select 'M000000113'
3> insert into #test select 'M000001194'
4> insert into #test select 'M000000245'
5> insert into #test select '0000018759'
6> insert into #test select '0000011011'
7>
8> select oldvalue
9> ,      newvalue = substring(oldvalue,1,patindex('%[0-9]%',oldvalue)-1)
10>                 + convert(varchar(20),convert(numeric(20),substring(oldvalue,1+patindex('%[0-9]%',oldvalue)-1,20)))
11> from   #test
12> go
oldvalue             newvalue
-------------------- ----------------------------------------
M000000113           M113
M000001194           M1194
M000000245           M245
0000018759           18759
0000011011           11011

(5 rows affected)
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