I just refactored a table and in the migration I created for it I first need to drop the table and then create it from scratch, so the first line of self.up is drop_table :table_name. But when I go back and forth over that migration, the second time around the table doesn't exist (because it got dropped proper in self.down), so I need to check that the table exists before I try to drop it in self.up.
Here's the function I created to do that check:
And here's the new first line of self.up:
drop_table :table_name if self.table_exists?("table_name")