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Drop a table if it exists then recreate it

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I'm trying to do a SQL statement (SQL Server 2012) that looks to see if a database exists and, if it does, drop the database and then recreate the database.

Here's what I have so far:
     IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.databases WHERE NAME='[MyDatabase]')
     BEGIN
       ALTER DATABASE [MyDatabase] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE;
     DROP DATABASE [MyDatabase];
       END
       ELSE
     BEGIN
       CREATE DATABASE [MyDatabase]
       END

When I run this I get the error:
Database 'MyDatabase' already exists.  Choose a different database name.

Whut?

TIA!
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Man Scott.  It seems like you're saving my butt daily!!!!

I'm using pyodbc and a python script to do this work and reading in the table name as a variable there.  I surrounded the variable with brackets thinking it would save me time.  

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Thanks again!!!!!

PS thanks for the "offline" tip
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You're welcome!!  Glad it helped.

You can get into SINGLE_USER hell sometimes, where you can't access the db for several minutes.

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