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SQL Server - How to remover white spaces from a column

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Hi Experts,
I have a column in my table where the last name and first name are separated by a comma,
e.g. Smith,  Joseph
The problem is that there are two spaces after the comma. I would like to have only one space following the comma. How can I achieve that? Thanks for your help.
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REPLACE ( string_expression , string_pattern , string_replacement )

e.g.

replace(  full_name,   ',  '   ,   ', '  ) -- spread out to make it easier to read here

replace comma & two spaces with comma & one space
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It worked, thank you very much!
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No problem - thank you. Cheers, Paul
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