Application Insights

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. Enable deploying shared queries via ARM

    We have multiple application insights instances (test, acc, prod) and want to configure them as Infrastructure as Code using ARM templates. It seems to be possible to add alerts to the templates, however I'm not able to add our share queries from our insights analytics to an ARM template. To be able to redeploy and keep track of our queries we want be able to add the developed queries in our ARM templates and deploy them as IAC.

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      2 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.

      21 votes
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      • set color legend

        Render AI Analytic query chart with custom colors. For example, would like to render a red bar for failed requests and green bar for successful requests.

        14 votes
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        • 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.

          12 votes
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          • Allow queries to be saved as functions

            Allow queries to be saved as functions.

            Our team has many shared queries that reuse base functionality stored in functions. Currently these functions have to be inserted at the top of every saved query that uses them. This leads to major time investment in maintaining updates to any of the functions.

            This is already supported in Log Analytics but not in Application Insights per the below doc :

            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/query-language/advanced-query-writing#functions

            9 votes
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            • Update more frequently pinned to a Dashboard charts created in Analytics

              As a DevOps I need to observe aggregation of custom metrics showing the pulse of the system, which can be very nicely implemented via a query in App Insights\Analytics but if you pin them on a Dashboard they will update only hourly.

              We need an option for auto-refresh on such tiles/charts pinned on dashboard to be refreshed each 1-5 minutes.

              9 votes
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              • Application Map - Export to PNG

                Often the components displayed on the Application Map will extend outside of the visible area. I can take a screenshot if I zoom out, but then it is not legible. Or, I can compose multiple screenshots together as I pan, but that is tedious.

                Suggestion: allow exporting the map as an image.

                7 votes
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                • 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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                    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.

                  • There is a delay of time for Application Insights Log Analytics data to appear in my dashboard

                    My application will push logs to Appln Insights. When I search for the same log entries it wont appear immediately. It will show up after some delay of 3-5 mins. This issue is a show stopper for me. Please let me know the resolution.

                    6 votes
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                    • 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"

                      6 votes
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                      • Zoom in and out on a time series chart

                        I would like to be able to focus in on time chart plots. It's very annoying to manually tweak the time range.

                        6 votes
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                        • Populate client_browser and client_os for requests (not just pageviews)

                          We're using AI to monitor our Web API and want to analyse the various client applications that connect to it. We'd hoped to use UserAgent - the clients set the User-Agent header, with product, version and OS information.

                          However, it seems that only telemetry that's marked as a PageView has the UserAgent parsed into 'client_Browser' and 'client_OS' - any Request telemetry has those properties empty. (Despite the Analytics schema having those properties.)

                          Are we taking the wrong approach? Or should AI actually be setting these properties for requests?

                          5 votes
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                          • Ability do embed dashboard to third party applications. E.g. CMS. Including Quick Pulse

                            Many of our clients would love to see the amazing reports we can generate in App Insights from with in their web application e.g. CMS. Although it would be possible to build these dashboards manually using the API, it would be much more feasible to just get an embed code for the metrics graphs ans list created in the Azure Portal.
                            This should also include the live streaming Quick Pulse.

                            4 votes
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                            • 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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                              • 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.

                                4 votes
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                                • Shared queries destination for multiple resource groups

                                  There should be a way to either share queries across multiple resource groups on the same subscription, or at least batch exporting/importing in the analytics blade. It's common to deploy several instances of an application to different resource groups as different sandboxes/environments, but typically we'd be interested in displaying analytics data uniformly across all environments.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Support for versioned queries in Analytics Explorer

                                    It would be awesome if Analytics Explorer could load queries from source control.

                                    Queries saved in Analytics Explorer itself (under "my queries" or "shared queries") are not versioned. Nor is there any rollback facility.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Automate creation of shared queries

                                      Support creation of shared queries through ARM template. This will enable devOps teams to script the shared queries and propagate them among environments.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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