DELETE Tables in SQL

I am trying to delete tables in SQL but it realy does not seem to be deleting them because when I add a field to a table I create in the query it has an error like field name doesnt exist

           FROM   information_schema.tables 
           WHERE  table_name = 'Temp_MyTools') 
  DROP TABLE temp_mytools; 

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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
IF EXISTS(SELECT name FROM sys.tables WHERE name='Temp_MyTools') 
   DROP TABLE temp_myTools

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Codrut TambuSr. Software Developer EngineerCommented:
IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb.dbo.Temp_MyTools', 'U') IS NOT NULL
  DROP TABLE Temp_MyTools;

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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
>when I add a field to a table I create in the query
So ... you are trying to delete (i.e. DROP, kill the table, terminate, asta la vista baby, blow away...) a table, but then later on add a column to it?

By any chance does 'delete' really mean 'remove all rows' from the table, which would be either of these two..

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r3nderAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jim
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