Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Refresh IntelliSense Cache

Posted: January 25, 2013 in SQL
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When programming in Microsoft’s SQL Server Management Studio (2008), IntelliSense tends to throw notices about invalid object names after adding a new table. This has been annoying me for a long time now and I finally decided to research it. Thankfully I found an easy solution.


This will clear the IntelliSense cache and it will now pickup any new objects you’ve created in the database.



  1. Glen Berndt says:

    Nice little fix. That problem had been bugging me all morning. šŸ™‚

  2. Gary R says:

    FYI, the option to choose this from the menu only seems to appear when you have a query window open. Just being connected to a database or when working with tables causes the option to be hidden. Once you open an existing procedure or open a new query window, the menu option becomes available again.

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