How do I remove characters from my data in SQL 2005

I'm trying to remove the SMTP: prefix from my column. How do I do this?
UPDATE EmpDetails

SET MgrEmail = REPLACE(MgrEmail, SUBSTRING(MgrEmail, PATINDEX('SMTP:', MgrEmail), 1), '')

WHERE PATINDEX('SMTP:', MgrEmail) <> 0
Annette Wilson, MSISSr. Programmer AnalystAsked:
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You don't need to do all of that.  You can simply do this.

UPDATE EmpDetails
SET MgrEmail = REPLACE(MgrEmail, 'SMTP:', '')

This will remove any SMTP: strings from anywhere in the data in that column.



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Annette Wilson, MSISSr. Programmer AnalystAuthor Commented:
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