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  1. Add support to track SQL Command Text in Application Insigts SDK (2.10)

    As you know before we could track sql command text's with "deprecated" Application Insights Extension v2.65 on App Services which could works same time with Application Insights SDK. But, currently we could not track sql queries in the sql dependency telemetry. Now, application Insights services able to give that feature only with the agent which is installed on the app services. We are requesting that feature into Applciation Insights SDK.

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    Thanks for the feedback. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  2. Link for upgrading SDK does not match programming language

    The text says 'Your application is instrumented with Application Insights SDK version java:2.4.0. Upgrade to the latest stable SDK to get a live feed of events with details like request url, response code, SQL query, and exception stack.' so it does know that we use java, however the link is to https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Web/2.2.0 whereas it should point to Maven central.

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  3. Let us capture UserAgent and other request headers/params

    I understand you not capturing full UserAgent by default because of concerns of PII.

    But please give some control over this data scrubbing, so we can (at our own risk) let certain fields through.

    An awful lot of our App Insights monitor internal microservices that are only called by other microservices and there are no concerns knowing which microservice and which version. On the contrary, it is incredibly valuable information for debugging.

    We deal with this at the moment by logging custom traces for every request, but this complicates our queries and raises our app insights bill.

    3 votes
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  4. Introduction of App Insight SDK externally to deployed production applications

    Currently for production applications or applications which include product binaries, we are not able to enable introduction of SDK easily. We require to update application binaries (war, ear etc.) to update web.xml, but this is not always possible in production application.

    There is a need to introduce App Insight SDK externally to deployed production applications whereas there is not change/impact to application which is running.

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  5. Bug in sending events based on XMLHttpRequest.prototype.send

    In Sender.ts, private _xhrSender(payload: string[], isAsync: boolean) method:

    The line var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest(); relies on an existing xhr object may be overriden in some properties.

    For instance, if I override XMLHttpRequest.prototype.send(), I could break the sending flow of events.

    I saw this happen in JIRA (Atalassian) with appInsights.
    This is a functionality issue as well as a security issue.

    The appInsights JS code should obtain the original send() code or save the prototype.send at the start of the code (to at list avoid changes during runtime)

    2 votes
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  6. AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor node being added twice to default ApplicationInsights.config

    Whenever I add ApplicationInsights via the nuget packages, the ApplicationInsights.config file contains the AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor node two times:

    <TelemetryProcessors>
    <Add Type="Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Extensibility.PerfCounterCollector.QuickPulse.QuickPulseTelemetryProcessor, Microsoft.AI.PerfCounterCollector"/>
    <Add Type="Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Extensibility.AutocollectedMetricsExtractor, Microsoft.ApplicationInsights"/>
    <Add Type="Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.WindowsServer.TelemetryChannel.AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor, Microsoft.AI.ServerTelemetryChannel">
    <MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond>5</MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond>
    <ExcludedTypes>Event</ExcludedTypes>
    </Add>
    <Add Type="Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.WindowsServer.TelemetryChannel.AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor, Microsoft.AI.ServerTelemetryChannel">
    <MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond>5</MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond>
    <IncludedTypes>Event</IncludedTypes>
    </Add>
    </TelemetryProcessors>

    3 votes
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  7. Tracking requests made by Apache Camel

    I would be nice to include tracking requests and dependencies made by Apache Camel. Right now, we cave custom configuration to track dependencies but it would be nice to have it in the SDK itself.

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  8. VueJs Support

    Add support for VueJs that supports the entire Analytics feature set. There is an open source one currently, but its pretty basic.

    7 votes
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  9. C++ SDK for server and desktop applications

    We'd like to use Application Insights with our native (Win32) server application written in C++, as well as our Win32 desktop application (C++).

    Without C++ support we can't build a full stack solution based on Application Insights.

    13 votes
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  10. Add support for viewing raw body requests

    It would be great to see raw body request on analytics. Good for monitoring restful api calls (for example json payloads)

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  11. Add a priority level for all traced events

    There should be a priority level that indicates the relative priority of the data.
    The priority level of a tracked item should be possible to set on an item by item basis, or by more general declarative rules.

    High priority data should be retained for longer time and care should be taken to make sure no high priority data is lost anywhere.

    Example of use case:
    You might want to mark events when a user change/request a new password longer than a metric of time taken for a storage request.

    11 votes
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    Having different retention policies for different telemetry items is a very interesting feature request. Enabling this is fundamentally non-trivial, so please keep upvoting and including the use cases where this is necessary. Please keep in mind that you can today ensure retention longer than 90d by using continuous export to archive subsets of the telemetry to external storages/data warehouses of your choice.
    Best, Michael
    -AppInsights Product Management

  12. Capture Screen Resolution is missing

    You used to be able to get Screen Resolution by creating a new Session chart and Grouping By "Screen Resolution". This option is no longer there! How can find this info now so it can help me make decisions (please don't let it be send custom events... i need to look at my current historic data)?

    5 votes
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  13. url referral

    Need url referral on pageViews, and requests. How to keep track where the visitor come from?

    5 votes
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  14. server response time needs to ignore signalr

    The average response time metric is not very useful if it is counting signalr persistent connections. I can't filter out these requests in the default dashboard graphs and it's a pain to filter it out in every single graph I create. There needs to be a way to ignore certain patterns from being tracked.

    63 votes
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  15. Enable collecting POST parameters by configuration

    When an exception happens and the details are captured on Application insight, it would be great if POST parameters were available as well.
    This feature can be turned off for certain pages via configuration r even posting an extra parameter like Ignore Post Parameters.
    This will make sure sensitive application data like login information is not captured.
    This feature can only work when a http POST ends up with a 500 error to assist debugging application, to make sure huge data is not captured and never used.

    29 votes
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    There are natural PII concerns in auto-collecting POST parameters, and it’s something, as Dan mentioned, you can do yourself with telemetry initializer. That said, please keep upvoting so we can see how many folks are impacted by not having a more streamlined way of collecting POST parameters.
    Best, Michael
    -AppInsights Product Management

  16. Track CDN metrics in Application Insights

    I want to collect my telemetry data for my cdn and be able to tell
    - my overall cdn metrics for my app integrated in my solution
    - if I have a gain when enabling cdn
    - where I should leverage cdn

    5 votes
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  17. HttpException logging misses custom properties set by context initializer

    Hello,

    When Web API instances receives HttpException, some internal classes of App Insights log HttpException to portal.

    The issue is that it doesn't log customer properties which should be associated with this exception (I tried global context initializer and local TelemetryClient instance usage of "Properties" property.

    1 vote
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  18. Any estimate on when the App Insights snapshot debugger feature will leave 'preview'?

    I've tried to find a roadmap or plan somewhere, to no avail.
    The feature is amazing, but I'm having trouble within our organizational policy bringing in tools in that are not yet GA.

    It also was difficult to establish if the feature was still in preview, various places seem ambivalent on the status (e.g. nuget, azure portal, ms docs tend to either omit or keep the preview label)

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  19. Provide more details when exception is thrown by App Insights SDK

    When I tried to track exceptions thrown by WCF services using telemetry.TrackException of the Microsoft.ApplicationInsights library then the exception was tracked but a exception was also thrown for System.ArgumentException: 'Value does not fall within the expected range.' The stack trace showed the following:

    at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
    at System.Web.Hosting.IIS7WorkerRequest.GetServerVariableInternal(String name)

    The exception did not mention which argument and what value was affected. So its very hard to find the root cause of the issue and arrive at a solution. Screenshot of the code and exception has been attached

    2 votes
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  20. Add convenience support for aggregating metrics

    Can the sample code here be supported and merged into the SDK? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-api-custom-events-metrics#aggregating-metrics

    I like how natural and convenient the Requests and Exceptions and etc. integration is (for ASP.NET) but metrics is less convenient at the moment.

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