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IF table exists, DROP TABLE then CREATE TABLE - script not working


IF table exists, DROP TABLE then CREATE TABLE - script not working

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Sorry! I have updated my previous comment which explains the changes that I made!

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Abu Dina (11/4/2013)
You don't need to include the schema name when you call the OBJECT_ID function:

OBJECT_ID(N'dbo.mtzcus_2014_CoreMenuAuditDetails', N'U')



should be just

OBJECT_ID(N'mtzcus_2014_CoreMenuAuditDetails', N'U')



That's incorrect. You should include the schema name when you call the OBJECT_ID function although you don't have to.



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jhager (11/4/2013)
Other than missing the END statement (which exists later on in my script), I'm still not seeing anything incorrect.

The code works for me. The table is created correctly.



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In SQL Server 2016 you can use DROP TABLE IF EXISTS table_name.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlserverstorageengine/archive/2015/11/03/drop-if-exists-new-thing-in-sql-server-2016.aspx
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