Checking if Database Table exists

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I read the wordpress codex and professional wordpress. It seems both use something like

if($wpdb->get_var("SHOW TABLES LIKE '$table_name'") != $table_name) {

to determine if the table exists. Is there any reason why CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ( ... ) is not used? It will check and create the table in 1 query, won’t it be better? Or am I missing something?

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JM at Work 1 month 0 Answers 6 views 0

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