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If you need help to remove all the replaces. I can help right now I am on my phone and it hard to see exactly what happening but I also agree a cross or outer apply is needed(cross apply vs outer apply is like a inner join where it will on show records on both side where outer apply will return like a left join of all records on the left)

With apply you use it like a exists in a where you can filter the apply query per record of the main table so now you can get a filter before the grouping,tops, or window functions.