SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Intellisense

Posted on 2009-05-26
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How can I turn on Intellisense in SQL Server 2008? Currently I don't see it when I type in something. Thanks.
Question by:ksfok
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Hello ksfok,

right click on the query window and choose "intellisense enabled


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There are actually two things to turn on:

1) Main menu - Tools - Options - Text Editor - Transact-SQL - Intellisense
2) Main menu - Query - Intellisense enabled

Remember that Intellisense does not work with previous versions of SQL Server (when you are connected to SQL Server 2000 or 2005 this feature does not work).
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Tim Chapman did not mention that in his article but this Intellisense creates additional connections to SQL Server in background and puts some locks in your databases :-) That's why I'm quite sceptic about this feature...

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