Need to remove round brackets () along with the content in between in string

I have discover a string where some of the values have the round brackets with content.   I need to remove the brackets along with the text between them.  Not all records have the offending round brackets.  See the example below.

Example:

SELECT LTRIM(RTRIM(Location))
      FROM dbo.Locations

Texas (231)
Alabama (32)
Florida
Georgia (1)
wdbatesAsked:
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
select left(location, case when charindex('(', location) > 0 then charindex('(', location)-2 else len(location) end) from 
(
select 'Texas (231)' as location
union
select 'Alabama (32)'
union
select 'Florida'
) x

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Of course you should replace the test data by your table Locations.
Najam UddinCommented:
SELECT LEFT(Location, CHARINDEX('(', Location) - 1) FROM dbo.Locations

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Slightly optimized, and with your table:
select case when charindex('(', location) > 0 then left(location, charindex('(', location)-2) else location end
from dbo.locations

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wdbatesAuthor Commented:
Qlemo
I never know what the content will be so your example will not work.

Najam Uddin

Error  Message

Msg 537, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Invalid length parameter passed to the LEFT or SUBSTRING function.

Qlemo
Your example works.  You get the points.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
FYI, the first comment is a common way to test SQLs - by providing the test data with it. You should be able to transform that into your correct query yourself.
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