IntelliSense in SSMS isn't updating unless I shut it down and restart. I've tried disconnecting from the server and reconnecting while the SSMS session is active, but that isn't working.

Steps to recreate:

  1. Create a table
  2. Select something from that table
  3. SSMS displays squiggly red lines under it with the tip "invalid object name"
  4. Execute the query

How can I force IntelliSense to update without restarting SSMS?

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You need to use this key combination:


Alternatively, use the menu item:

Edit > IntelliSense > Refresh Local Cache

This article might also be useful (for future readers who have more perplexing IntelliSense issues):


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