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In Sproc how is best to determine if an Id exists in a datatable in SQL database and return true/false?
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Question by:johnkainn
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IF EXISTS(SELECT 1 FROM urTable where<condition>  )
 return  1  ---row exists
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by:pierky
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Try this...
IF EXISTS( SELECT ID FROM tbl WHERE ID = 1 )
BEGIN
...
END

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by:Patrick Matthews
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Hello johnkainn,

IF EXISTS (SELECT ID FROM YourTable WHERE ID = @ID_to_look_for)
      @ID_exists = 1
ELSE
      @ID_exists = 0


Regards,

Patrick
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Wow, three responses within 43 seconds :)
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