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Insanely easy points out there for you T-SQL jockeys...

I have a view which I am implementing, and the CREATE VIEW statement works exactly as expected.

Before running the CREATE VIEW statement, I want to check for existence of that same view, and if it exists, to drop the view.  So, the logic looks like this:


USE MyDB

GO

IF EXISTS (statement to find the view) DROP VIEW dbo.MyView

GO

CREATE VIEW dbo.MyView AS <SQL statement>

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What I do not have is the "statement to find the view" bit :)

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Question by:Patrick Matthews
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sunezapa earned 2000 total points
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what about:

IF EXISTS  (Select * From dbo.sysobjects Where id =
Object_ID('dbo.MyView') and OBJECTPROPERTY(id, N'IsView') = 1) 

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by:leoahmad
ID: 34879772
if not exists (select * from sysobjects
  where name='view-name' and xtype='V')
    exec ('create view view-name as  ...')
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by:BurnieP
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if exists (select * from sys.objects where [object_id] = object_id('dbo.MyView ) )
begin
 DROP VIEW dbo.MyView
end

CREATE VIEW dbo.MyView AS <SQL statement>

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by:James Murrell
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i use


USE MyDB
GO

IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.views
WHERE name = 'StudentGrades' AND schema_id = SCHEMA_ID('dbo'))
DROP VIEW dbo.MyView
GO

CREATE VIEW dbo.MyView AS <SQL statement>
GO

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by:James Murrell
ID: 34879802
in fact how about
USE [MyDB]
GO

IF  EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.views WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[MyView]'))
DROP VIEW [dbo].[MyView]
GO

USE [MyDB]
GO


CREATE VIEW dbo.MyView AS <SQL statement>
GO

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by:Patrick Matthews
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Thanks!
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