invalid object name

Hello,
I get this error: Invalid object name: 'dbo.temp_ETS'.

At the beginning of my stored procedure I have

IF OBJECT_ID('dbo.temp_ETS') IS NOT NULL
DROP TABLE dbo.temp_ETS

I also have the same at the end of the query.

Do you know why this happens?
johnson1Asked:
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Haris DulicCommented:
Hello,

there are few possibilities for this error:

1. Is there a table temp_ETS?
2. Is it in the dbo schema?
3. is the database case sensitive? i.e. maybe there is typo in the table name?

In order to test number 1 can you run this query:
select top 1 * from temp_ETS?

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johnson1Author Commented:
I tried both temp_ETS and dbo.temp_ETS and I got the error Invalid object name
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Haris DulicCommented:
This  basically means that there is no table. Are you connected to proper database?
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johnson1Author Commented:
yes
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Haris DulicCommented:
Can you browse database and confirm that the table is there?

 Can you try to create the new table with same name?
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johnson1Author Commented:
I had drop table after select statement in the query. When I removed it then it did work.
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