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MySQL - drop table if exists

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JustMike
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I have a question how do I drop table if exists in MySQL?
I know it is possible in other databases.
Also I know I can remove this table with sql:

DROP TABLE `users_table`;

But it doesn't protect me from error if this table was already removed
or it never existed.

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Answered by:
JustMike
3506

Quickest way to do which will solve your problem:

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `users_table`;

Explanation:

users_table - database table name you want to remove

if exists - will ensure you won't get any error if the table was never created

From MySQL documentation:

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `table_name`;

 

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