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most efficient way to check if a table exists

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 

 

heys all i was wondering if we do if not exists(select*from information_schema.tables where table_type='base table' and table_name='tbl') is it slower than if not exists(select 1 from information_schema.tables where table_type='base table' and table_name='tbl') because we select less things in the inner query?




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