if NOT EXIST does not work for the select statment in the stored procedure even if the field is blank

if "NOT EXIST" is the type of code that for some reason  does not work for the select statment in the stored procedure even if the field is blank

Can you help write the correct code....
SELECT @user=UserId FROM tableName id = @id
IF NOT EXISTS(SELECT [test] FROM tableName WHERE  id = @id)
BEGIN

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
is there a rows with id = @id ?
yes -> NOT EXISTS will return false
no -> NOT EXISTS will return true

the value of the field (ie [test]) does not matter. it can be NULL or anything else.
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dqmqCommented:
Not sure what the purpose of the first line is, but this is correct syntax:


SELECT @user=UserId FROM tableName where id = @id
IF NOT EXISTS(SELECT [test] FROM tableName WHERE  id = @id)
   BEGIN
 

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indianguru2Commented:

SELECT @user=UserId FROM tableName id = @id
IF NOT EXISTS(SELECT [test] FROM tableName WHERE  id = @id or @id is NULL)
BEGIN

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JimFiveCommented:
SELECT @user=UserId FROM tableName id = @id
IF NOT EXISTS(SELECT [test] FROM tableName WHERE  id = @id)
BEGIN

Should that second line be:
IF NOT EXISTS(SELECT [test] FROM Tablename WHERE id = @user)
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