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T-SQL adding control characters to NTEXT field

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Hi, I'm modifying the reportserver catalog table parameter field which is NTEXT using a stored procedure.  I'm reading in the original ntext parameter field and converting it's  value from ntext to XML to manipulate specific elements and change their values.  That is working fine.  I'm writing the changed parameter value back to catalog.parameter converting it back to NTEXT.  I noticed because I converted it to XML it loses all of the control characters (tabs, carriage returns ? which were stored originally in the NTEXT value.  I think when I then try to run Report Manager with my new parameter value, it's failing because I need the control characters.  I'm attaching a file to show the parameter field before and after.  Can someone tell me if there is an easy way to fix this?  THank You!
20110215ParameterFieldWithandWit.doc
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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don't use NTEXT, but NVARCHAR(MAX) instead as data type (TEXT and NTEXT are depreciated in sql 2005+), or directly XML as data type...

listening about the "loosing characters" ...
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Thanks for the response.  I did read that NTEXT will be depreciated but we are on SQL Server 2008 and in the ReportServer database, Microsoft still uses NTEXT - in this case I was dealing with the catalog table, parameter field where they use the datatype NTEXT.  I'm closing this ticket because I was able to solve my problem last night with this command:
SELECT @genericparameter = REPLACE(cast(@nd as nvarchar(max)),'><','>'+CHAR(13)+CHAR(10)+'<')
Once I put the control characters in I stored the parameter string back to the catalog.parameter field and when I ran Report Manager, everything worked perfectly (with the changes I wanted to see from changing the parameter field in the back-end).  Thanks again!
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Solved on my own.
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