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Simulating an EXISTS Clause in a Natively Compiled Stored Procedure

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Natively compiled stored procedures do not support the EXISTS clause, except in subqueries in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements.

The following is the workaround.

DECLARE @exists BIT = 0
SELECT TOP 1 @exists = 1 FROM MyTable WHERE …
IF @exists = 1
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