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How can I see if a table exists in SQL before creating it

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Hello guys

I need to create a table in my database, but before creating it, I need to see if there is already this table, how can I do this?

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IF OBJECT_ID ('yourtable') IS NULL
 create TABLE yourtable ( ....

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or more appropriately
IF OBJECT_ID (N'yourtable', N'U') IS NULL
      create table (....

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IF EXISTS (SELECT 1
    FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
    WHERE TABLE_TYPE='BASE TABLE'
    AND TABLE_NAME='tablename')
        SELECT 'tablename exists.'
ELSE
        --CREATE YOUR TABLE HERE
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hmmm, I've posted first. what's wrong with my suggestion? Can you please advise?
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I can't believe, I didn't split the point.

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