How can I check if an SQL table exists in the particular Database?

129    Asked by CharlesParr in SQL Server , Asked on Jan 18, 2024

There is a scenario where I am designing or creating a database script. In this creation, I need to incorporate a conditional statement by using SQL to check if a particular table exists or not before the implementation of subsequent queries. 

Answered by Daniel Cameron

 In the context of SQL, if you need to incorporate a conditional statement by using SQL to check if a particular table exists or not before subsequent queries, then you can use the ‘IF EXISTS’ clause in the SQL. Here is the model SQL query given:-

      IF EXISTS (SELECT 1 FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = ‘YourTableName’)

Perform actions if the table exists

ELSE

Handle the case when the table does not exist

This above SQL query would check if a table with the specified name exists or not in the database before the implementation of subsequent queries.



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