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delete all versus drop table

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Hello experts,

I have a recurring job that extracts some data from a table and inserts it into another table.

What I am currently doing is deleting all data from the target table and then do the extract from the originating table. (Because I always need the newest data)

I am wondering if that is a good practice in terms of performance. Or should I use Drop Table - Create Table each time?

Any comment or recommendation will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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