How to check for the existence of a SQL Server 2005 table and set an Access VBA variable to True if the table exists and to false if the table does not exist?

I am working with an Access 2003 ADP type application. I use Access as the front end and SQL Server 2005 as the back end database.

How would you write an Access VBA Statement to check for the existence of a SQL Server table and if the table exists, set an Access string variable named strSecurity to TRUE in the Access VBA code and set the strSecurity variable to FALSE if the table does not exist?

Assume the table is named tblSecurity.
zimmer9Asked:
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lluddenCommented:
The SQL command you would use is:
Dim rs As RecordSet
Dim sql AS String

sql = "SELECT count(*) AS Qty FROM sys.objects o WHERE o.name = 'testTable' AND TYPE = 'U'"
Set rs = Application.CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(sql, dbOpenSnapshot)
rs.MoveFirst
If rs.Fields("Qty") = 0 Then
    strSecurity = "False"
Else
    strSecurity = "True"
End If

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