Enable Intellisense in SQL Server

Enable Intellisense in SQL Server

16 Mar 2024
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Intellisense in SQL Server: An Overview

By default, SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, and 2008R2 doesn't provide Intellisense like Visual Studio. While writing T-SQL statements, we need to recall the database table structure (including columns, their data types, and size) and other database object structures like stored procedure, view, and functions again and again. Sometimes it becomes a tedious task.

Don't worry, we have some tools for enabling IntelliSense in SQL Server like SQL Complete, and SQL Developer Bundle that are free to use and also have their standard versions for advanced features.

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SQL Complete

This is a very useful tool and provides good intellisense help in SQL Server. First, download its free or standard version and install it. After installing you will see a new menu option "SQL Complete" in the SQL Server menu as shown in Fig.

SQL Complete

Now, whenever you write your T-SQL query, it will provide the intellisense help like Visual Studio like as :

SQL Complete

SQL Developer Bundle

These are also very useful tools and provide good intellisense help in SQL Server. First, download its free or standard version and install it. After installing you will see a new menu option "SQL Source Control and SQL Search" in the SQL Server menu as shown in Fig.

SQL Developer Bundle

Now, whenever you write your T-SQL query, it will provide the Intellisense help like Visual Studio like as :

SQL Developer Bundle

SQL Developer Bundle

What do you think?

I hope you will enjoy these tricks while writing your T-SQL query with SQL Server. I would like to have feedback from my blog readers. Your valuable feedback, questions, or comments about this article are always welcome. For practical experience, consider our SQL Server Course

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