I thought it would be useful to list out the common symptoms and how you can try to resolve them.
Note that most of these items are also applicable to previous versions.
One of the new features of SSMS 2008 is Intelli Sense.
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By "intermittent" I mean that on the same computer, while working on the same script, Intelli Sense might appear some times and not appear at other times. This just a specific example of how the symptom manifests. I mean that whenever I expect Intellisense to appear, it doesn't always appear.
I checked the obvious: Troubleshooting Intelli Sense (SQL Server Management Studio) reconfirmed what I already knew and didn't help. This is not a duplicate because while other forum posts list the above steps as "answers" they are not answers for me.
Using Intelli Sense helps you to list members, object names, and parameter information as well as syntax highlighting. How To Refresh the Local Intelli Sense Cache Using a Keyboard Shortcut 1. Using Graphical Options to Refresh the Local Intelli Sense Cache 1. You can also use many third party tools which offer code-formatting and updated, advanced Intelli Sense technology.
It keeps track of your code syntax simultaneously as you keep programming. Expand the Text Editor, and then expand Transact-SQL. Click on Intelli Sense, and check Enable Intelli Sense, Underline errors, Outline statements. The most widely used tools are Red gate’s SQL Prompt and Devart’s SQL Complete.