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if table exists functionality

if table exists functionality

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Hi,

I need to modify a script such that if a table exists I drop it and recreate it and if it doesn't exist I just create it.  How do I do this?  I've searched the help but I'm still stuck.  Thanks

Phil

RE: if table exists functionality

if you are using sqlbase, take a look in the table SYSTABLES. there you can find all existing tables of the databse..

RE: if table exists functionality

You can implement a stored procedure on the splbase which contains the functionality to drop a table or receatea table. To decide wether drop or create you can have a look into the syscatalog ( sysadm.systables ).
Now it's very simple to execute the procedure with table name and DDL script as parameter.

Oliver

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