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If exists table using dynamic sql

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I want to check if a particular table exists or not in my DB.But that I have to check using dynamic sql.Can anyone provide me with the syntax
Jul 30 '09 #1
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What do you have so far?

-- CK
Jul 30 '09 #2

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I didn't get u?
What I am trying to do is use the following query if that particular table exist in my DB.
The query is

select * from @Tablename

@Tablename is my parameter passed from my prog.
before using the select query I just wanna check if that table exists in my DB if Yes then go for select else return from my SP

could u help out with this?
Jul 31 '09 #3

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  1. IF OBJECT_ID(@Tablename) is not null
  2.   then proceed
  3. else
  4.   table does not exist

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  1. if exists(select 1 from dbname..sysobjects where name = @Tablename and xtype = 'U')
  2.    then proceed
  3. else
  4.   table does not exists
Happy Coding!!!

--- CK
Jul 31 '09 #4

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