set table - replace(table, 'myfield, '')

I need to remove a string of words in a column description, but there is no replace.
I am using the following script

update mytable
set note = replace(note, 'my collection','')
where  item_no in (
xxx
xxx2
xxx1
)


I am  able to remove 'my collection' but I am getting a space in front of the remaining text.
if I replace with NULL it wont work, if I replace  ' my collection' with 'my collection'
that should fix it I think
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
>I am  able to remove 'my collection' but I am getting a space in front of the remaining text.
This is likely the spaces before and after 'my collection', which correctly appear as a double-space after the REPLACE.

To change to a single space, you are correct in that you'll need to include either the leading or trailing space, i.e. replace  ' my collection' with ''.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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