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Azure Data Studio - Intellisense does not detect tables, yet queries work. How do I fix this?

The CTRL+SHIFT+R shortcut to refresh the IntelliSense cache is the correct shortcut in SSMS, but does not work in ADS. To do this in ADS, press CTRL+SHIFT+P to bring up the Command Palette, and type ...
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Can SQL Server disable IntelliSense on SSMS?

Permissions As the comment answers you've received so far imply, the most likely reason for this problem is that you don't have the appropriate permissions to that database. This is (rather vaguely) ...
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Why is SSMS showing red squigglies(sp?) even though the table exists?

In short, the tables are not recognized because the IntelliSense local cache is not up to date. While you are in the Query Editor window you can press CTRL + SHIFT + R to refresh the cache. This ...
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SQL Management Studio Intellisense - Hide global variables

Intellisense, however intelligent it may strive (or claim itself) to be, cannot possibly know that you only want columns in that context. Without that piece of information, therefore, the list will ...
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How to remove the red squiggly line from IntelliSense for the newly created table or procedure without restarting the SSMS

Try pressing ctrl + Shift + r to refresh intellisense and remove the red squiggly underline.
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SSMS IntelliSense doesn't work on particular database

It might be latency, or it might be something else. Run a SQL Server Profiler trace on the remote DB, starting the trace just prior to connecting via SSMS remotely. IntelliSense works by running ...
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IntelliSense not working but it is enabled

When you use remote database with low transfer connection (for example I connected from Europe to far Asia's office server) and when the database's structure is not small (for example many tables) ...
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How to permanently fix IntelliSense poor functioning on SSMS?

SSMS 2016 is available for free. It has much better IntelliSense than in previous versions. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt238290.aspx I highly recommend upgrading. Other reasons why you ...
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In SSMS, are IntelliSense and SQLCMD mode mutually exclusive?

Enabling the "TSQL" XEvent Profiler session allows us to see when the Intellisense cache is refreshed. When running in SQLCMD mode, SSMS doesn't even attempt to obtain the Intellisense data. ...
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Sql server Intellisense is not working

Intellisense has always been a little buggy. Sometimes refreshing your intellisense cache fixes it, which you can accomplish with the shortcut of Ctrl + Shift + R. Sometimes you need to close the SQL ...
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SSMS Intellisense spamming error log

I found that, for me, it occurred after I took a database offline (on SQL 2012 SP1), using SSMS 2016 (13.0.16100.1). Intellisense was trying to connect to that database. Occasionally, because of the ...
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SSMS Intellisense spamming error log

Have users update SSMS. This was a bug in an earlier release of SSMS2016. Earlier this year I had the same issue, but only with some users. Those users had not updated their SSMS. Once they did, issue ...
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How to make IntelliSense understand temp tables, linked servers and synonyms?

I know this is an old question but this seems to be the sacrifice Intellisense is demanding. It is similar to the post linked to in @LowleyDBA's (arguably better) answer. Unlike the linked answer, ...
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How to make IntelliSense understand temp tables, linked servers and synonyms?

In short, Intellisense isn't as intelligent as its name might suggest. Temp Tables If you're working with temp tables across different databases or separate query windows, Intellisense doesn't think ...
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In SSMS, are IntelliSense and SQLCMD mode mutually exclusive?

This article states that intellisense is turned off when in SQLCMD mode. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/ssms/scripting/troubleshooting-intellisense?view=sql-server-ver15 Doesnt really answer ...
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Azure Data Studio - intellisence do not see tables in schema other than dbo

You may need to refresh the IntelliSense cache. Previously in SSMS, this was easily achievable via the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+R but it seems that's no longer the case in Azure Data Studio. Rather, in ...
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IntelliSense is enabled but not working in SQL Server 2016 with Azure SQL DB

The setting that made the biggest difference for me was the "Maximum script size", which had to be set to "Unlimited".
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Why is SSMS showing red squigglies(sp?) even though the table exists?

Its a normal behavior as the IntelliSense does not recognize the objects that are not cached. I use the Refresh cache option in Edit menu each time I see this. Edit -> IntelliSense -> Refresh Local ...
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Intellisense not working because of code creating columnstore index

After some testing I am also running into the same issue with SSMS 2016 (ver. 13.0.16104.4). I was able to keep Outlining and IntelliSense functionality working for a few more words than you're ...
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Intellisense not working because of code creating columnstore index

Add a semicolon after the middle block of code. I have noticed that sometimes it gets "stuck" trying to process something. Providing it with a clear break in a command seems to let it pick up again on ...
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Intellisense not working because of code creating columnstore index

In case it's already enabled, press Ctrl + Shift + R. That will update Intellisense with used database. Sometimes, if the used database is not frequent, that does not work instantly in SSMS, but the ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2014 12.0.5000.0 "Invalid Column Name" Error

If your database [FAMISPRO.WORLD] is a linked server then you'll always get red line. SQL Server doesn't hold meta data about linked servers so there is no way to verify if a column exists in a table ...
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How to fix SQL Server Management Studio 2014 IntelliSense when intermittent

If possible, I'd suggest trying SSMS 2016 instead. It's still supported to use it against SQL Server 2014 (in fact, it's supported to use it against instances as old as SQL Server 2008). With 2016, ...
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IntelliSense not working but it is enabled

I fixed this in 2 simple steps: Go to Tools > Options > Text Editor > Transact-SQL > IntelliSense, tick everything and setup the settings this way: Go to Query > SQLCMD Mode, and ...
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IntelliSense not working but it is enabled

I noticed this issue when I revoked some permissions to the public user, as suggested by Azure. This helped solve my issue: use master go GRANT EXECUTE ON [xp_instance_regread] TO [public] GRANT ...
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IntelliSense not working but it is enabled

OFFLINE databases can cause intelissense to stop working. You can test it by putting any database in your connected server to OFFLINE and reverting it. I can confirm it as a SQL 2016 bug
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