What is the significance of ‘IF EXISTS” clause while dropping a table in Hive?

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Can anyone suggest what is the significance of IF EXISTS clause while dropping a table in Hive?
Jun 26 in Big Data Hadoop by namita
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Hi,

Since the table being dropped does not exist in the first place, Hive throws an error, when we issue the command:

 DROP TABLE IF EXISTS table_name.
answered Jun 26 by Gitika
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