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Drop table if exists, MSSQL

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Last Modified: 2015-03-23
Hi Experts,

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

I have tried both

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS dbo.agent_rates

and

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

Both do not work

Any help will be greatly appreciated
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