Drop table if exists, MSSQL

Hi Experts,

How can I drop a table in MSSQL if it exists?

I have tried both

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS dbo.agent_rates


IF OBJECT_ID (dbo.agent_rates) IS NOT NULL
      DROP TABLE dbo.agent_rates

Both do not work

Any help will be greatly appreciated
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PadawanDBAOperational DBACommented:
I think you're looking for:

if object_id( N'dbo.agent_rates' ) is not null
     drop table dbo.agent_rates;

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(yours should error out from the lack of single quotes around your string, it's expecting an nvarchar or varchar be passed - and the N just signifies a unicode string [which is just my personal preference] )

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