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Welcome to the Azure Application Insights UserVoice site. This site is for suggestions and ideas for all aspects of Application Insights such as our SDKs, Web tests, Analytics, etc. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. 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)

    55 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support resizing of pinned dashboards

      When pinning an analytic to the dashboard, I currently can't customize its size, so a detailed bar-chart takes up the same size as a query that just produces a single number. This wastes space for small items and makes detail hard to see where it is needed. It would be a good idea to support resizing of pinned dashboard (This idea was originally suggested Via the Analytics portal feedback channel).

      43 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Heat Map Analysis

        Add Heat Map Analysis. This is a very useful tool in analysis so its great if we can include this.

        13 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Embeddables/Web widgets

          I would love to be able to take different metrics/data, and show them with live data on my own company website or dashboard.

          We could show the overall performance of our company apps on our custom dashboard.
          It could be an easy way for us to give customers various data about our apps on their environment.

          And tonnes of more uses.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow pinned Analytics Dashboard Charts to click through to event search view.

            One of the great features of Application Insights is the ability to drill down into the data by clicking through the metrics charts to create new filtered search blades.

            Many useful built in portal tiles have been removed recently (e.g. 'Top Crashes' showing Impacted User Count); Analytics allows us to recreate the same view on a dashboard in a more general way but the pinned chart does not have the same "drill down" abilities to the data that the old built in tiles had.

            It would be great if there was an option to allow clicking through the pinned charts…

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you for the great suggestion! The team is currently heads down with a lot of other work, but we have a set of dashboarding improvements in mind in the next few months. We’ll update the status to “in progress” once we get going on these.

            • Add logarithmic scale to charts

              It would be good to have an option to use logarithmic scale on bar and time charts.
              This option may be both available in the UI and in the query language (with a "| render barchart logaritmic" ?)

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a public library of common used analytics queries

                While some applications have specific requirements, a lot of reports that come out of analystics must be pretty common. It would be nice to have an área in which to find common queries already optimized and 'verified' by the community and/or Microsoft itself.
                Queries like: "between two dates, which are the pages that had most time consumption difference"

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add method for converting UTC time to a local time zone

                  It would be great if we could do something like this...

                  | extend localtimestamp = tolocaltime(timestamp, "Eastern Standard Time")
                  | summarize Count = count(whatever) by bin(localtimestamp, 24h)

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Formatted Copy/Paste from results grid

                    I'd really like to copy-paste cells out of the result table, into a problem ticket or a wiki page.

                    Of course you don't stop Ctrl+C copy, but what comes out is just a bunch of run-together text, not an HTML table. Can you improve this experience?

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show applikation URL hot paths

                      Knowing that a certain function is used a lot is great but knowing how most of the users are reaching that function is even better :)

                      I would like to see a area with URL hot paths.
                      If I click on the URL in ai, I would like to see what ways my users got to that particularly URL. Not just what page they came from but at least the last 3 pages (urls) split up in %.

                      This would allow me to add shortcuts to functions on the pages where most users start there navigation from.

                      4 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi,

                        Analytics gives you the flexibility to shape your data the way you like. Consider the below query for your scenario where I correlate requests data with page views by session id. Then I summarize the data by URL and visited pages.
                        You can filter for a specific URL if you remove the comment in the query

                        requests
                        | where session_Id != ""
                        | project session_Id, reqName=name
                        //| where reqName == “myRequestName”
                        | join kind=inner (
                        pageViews
                        | order by timestamp asc
                        | summarize viewPages = makelist(name) by session_Id
                        ) on session_Id
                        | summarize count() by reqName, tostring(viewPages)

                        Does this answer your need?
                        @JFK, for click stream, if you implement a custom event for each click event, you can use the following query (refine the query the way your telemetry is instrumented, for specific events)

                        customEvents
                        | where timestamp > ago(2d)
                        | order by timestamp asc
                        | summarize clickStream =…

                      • Can we have line breaks allowed? The query will be more readable that way.

                        It is really painful to write a query and go to edit it in Kusto. Could you guys allow line breaks.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Copy PowerBI query to clipboard instead of file download

                          When you export the PowerBI query from the App Insights Analytics site, it downloads the query in a text file, which is very tedious when exporting a lot of queries to the PowerBI desktop application.

                          A simple solution is to remove the file download step and simply copy the query directly to the user's clipboard. (See the Kusto Explorer export to PowerBI feature which does exactly this.)

                          This will allow users to easily paste the queries directly into PowerBI.

                          3 votes
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                          • Render GANTT charts

                            Adding ability to render GANTT charts to visualize data. This will be extremely helpful to see if there are any race conditions in my code. Can easily identify concurrent requests to a shared resource.

                            3 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Seconday Axis to Charts in Analytics

                              I have 3 output columns TimeStamp(datetime), JobRunDuration (int), RowsProcessed (int)

                              When I use “render timechart” AI is showing me the two Int values on same axis.
                              It would be great if a secondary axis could be added to charts so that two values could be represented in same chat.

                              3 votes
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                              • Allow auto-simplification "Others" group on dashboard pinned charts to be hidden.

                                Depending on the data being charted the auto-aggregated "Others" group can sometimes be the largest value and overwhelm the other data points in the chart.

                                For these cases it would be useful to be able to disable showing the Others group chart lines.

                                3 votes
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                                • Improve user geolocation accuracy

                                  I know that IP geolocation is almost impossible to get right, but the library/service currently used is very bad for accuracy in the UK. It always makes the common mistake of showing my as based in Manchester, whereas I am actually based in London.
                                  I don't know what different techniques eurekapi.com are using (I'm not associated with them in any way, except as a customer) but their service puts me not just correctly in London, but right down to the right area, Hammersmith and Fulham.
                                  It would be great if AI were more accurate for the UK. I can't speak…

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Add expand-all

                                    Add an "Expand All" option to the parsed stack result view in the details column of the Exception objects.
                                    This way, you don't have to click each individual component to expand it.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Calls to Remote Dependencies | Names are not useful

                                      it shows TYPE, DEPENDENCY, DURATION, SUCCESS.

                                      It's cool, but for me DEPENDENCY is the name my remote sql server, and if i go 10 times for different reasons I get 10 items with the same name, and I have to click each of them to see what the command is.

                                      My idea is that at least, when the blade is maximized show the ACTUAL "Dependency name" property, which in my case is SQL: [MYSCHEMA].[MYPROCEDURE]

                                      I have no idea why this is not shown by default, or at least no way to configure it.

                                      Cheers

                                      2 votes
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                                      • open query in new tab of existing analytics window

                                        rather than opening a new analytics window each time i hit the analytics button, it would be cleaner to open a new tab, if the window is already open...

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Automatic timeline visualization

                                          Include a visualization of count of entries over time along with projected results. This would be similar to what I get in the Ibiza portal when searching for results. A timeline is at the top which puts all the results in context.

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