Here Come New Ideas for DROP IF EXISTS in SQL SERVER

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In the Series of SQL SERVER 2016 journey, this is our new article. In this article, we are sharing a new cool feature which introduced in SQL SERVER 2016 which is DROP IF EXISTS (DIE) .
In our development many times it happens that we need to drop a table and as a best practice we write the following syntax as shown in below figure

Now, in SQL SERVER 2016 the same task is super easy. You can write the following syntax to drop the table object

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS TABLENAME
The best part is if suppose the object does not exist then  here will be no error execution will continue.
Let me share one more example of Dropping a stored procedure.

Similar, way we can write for following data objects and with the following syntax

Procedure:- DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS Procedure Name

Assembly:-
DROP ASSEMBLY IF EXISTS Assembly Name

ROLENAME :-
DROP ROLE IF EXISTS ROLENAME

TRIGGER :-
DROP TRIGGER IF EXISTS Trigger Name

VIEW:-
DROP VIEW IF EXISTS View Name

RULE:-
DROP RULE IF EXISTS RULENAME\

Type:-
DROP TYPE IF EXISTS Type Name

Database:- DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS Database Name

Schema:-
DROP SCHEMA IF EXISTS Schema Name

User:-
DROP USER IF EXISTS Username

SECURITY POLICY:-
DROP SECURITY POLICY IF EXISTS Policy Name

View :-
DROP VIEW IF EXISTS View Name

FUNCTION:-
DROP FUNCTION IF EXISTS Function Name

SEQUENCE:-
DROP SEQUENCE IF EXISTS Sequence Name

Synonym:-
DROP SYNONYM IF EXISTS Synonym Name

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