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I'm working off an SQL 2008 instance that sits on our intranet. All is fine except that sometimes intellisense is there and working and sometimes it isn't. Its a pretty fast network so I don't imagine its a case that the RDBMS is reactively switching intellisense off because of latency issues etc.

Is there some other mechanism that can be used to ensure that intellisense always works?

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It should revive when you refresh it's cache. In the menu is Edit - Intellisense - Refresh Local Cache (ctrl+shift+r). Or you can use another auto complete client like SQL Prompt or SQL Complete. First one has only paid version, while the second has also a free version.

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Just what I needed, many thanks. :-) – 5arx Apr 18 '11 at 11:21

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