PATINDEX/REVERSE

sql 2k5. I am using this to view a network path as a filename only. the problem is that some of the records have no path, but 'N/A'. For those records I am getting an error. select statement and error shown below.

adria
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Select Statement:
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use [spindle test]
go
select (right(imagepath_1,
      PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_1))-1)) as Filename_1
from tblTD_Pics

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Error:
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Msg 536, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Invalid length parameter passed to the RIGHT function.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
select case when imagepath_1 like '%\%' then  (right(imagepath_1,
      PATINDEX('%\%', REVERSE(imagepath_1))-1)) else imagepath_1 end as Filename_1
from tblTD_Pics
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adraughnAuthor Commented:
thanks angel. now i can go home...

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