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Enable Intellisense in SQL Server 2005, 2008

  Posted By : Shailendra Chauhan, 07 Nov 2012
Updated On : 26 Sep 2016
Total Views : 123,618   
Support : SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008R2
 

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, size) and other database objects structure like stored procedure, view and functions again and again. Sometimes it becomes tedious task.

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

SQL Complete

This is a very use ful tools and provide good intellisense help in SQL Server. First download its free or standard version and installed it. After installing you will see a new menu option "SQL Complete" in SQL Server menu as shown in fig.

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

SQL Developer Bundle

This is also very use ful tools and provide good intellisense help in SQL Server. First download its free or standard version and installed it. After installing you will see a new menu option "SQL Source Control and SQL Search" in SQL Server menu as shown in fig.

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

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, question, or comments about this article are always welcome.

 
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