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. Variable data retention (longer or shorter than the 90-day default)

    Please provide longer retention for raw data. I'm willing to pay for (the additional azure storage)!

    57 votes
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    • Enable to clear data of the resource

      Currently if i want to clear the data, I have to delete the resource and create a new one. Please add the clear data function.

      31 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’re working on getting this functionality, but it would be great to hear more above specifically what sort of data clearing you’d like to do. Can you describe in detail the scenarios you have in mind?
        Thank you
        Dale

      • Enable migration of current apps from US data centers to EU datacenters [Europe]

        Adding a tracking item specifically for enabling migration of existing applications to EU datacenters. (Forking from the suggestion to store data in the EU - which is now completed - see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/9508143.)

        20 votes
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        • Error message of delete failure should be more specific.

          Even just the App Insights resource is locked to prevent to be deleted, we can't determine it since the error message is as below.

          "Could not deleted
          Could not delete application"

          The message should be more specific like as other resources such as Web Apps.

          10 votes
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          • Enable ARM support for API Access Keys

            I would like to deploy an entire solution based on App Insights which data is presented via a Web App:
            https://github.com/CatalystCode/bot-fmk-dashboard

            The web app I'm deploying will use the api of app insights to display insights and aggregated data in the form of graphs and metrics.

            For this to work, the web app needs to have access the app insights api and that can only be done via access keys.

            I want to enable customers to deploy the application with "one click arm deployment".

            Currently, after deployment, users have to create a key, copy app id and api key, open…

            10 votes
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            • Enable ARM configuration of custom schema (open schema)

              We create an AI resource on customers behalf, but haven’t found a way to create a data source in the resource

              5 votes
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              • Allow auditing of Application Insights activity

                Support the ability to audit and view who is using various features in AI, ad hoc queries that are run, what information was viewed, etc. Perhaps feed this information into Azure Activity Logs or similar. This information can then be used for certain auditing scenarios as well as usage and behavior information.

                4 votes
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                • Enable ARM configuration of smart detection rules

                  Programmatic control over Smart Detection rule settings is needed.

                  4 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you for posting this suggestion.

                    While work has not started on this suggestion yet, configuring Smart Detection rules via ARM and integrating with Action Groups are in our plans, and something we’d very much like to add after the current set of priorities are implemented. We’ll keep posting updates here as anything changes.

                    As for supporting “to define separate rules sets based on resource groups”, could you please clarify on this suggestion? Are you looking to configure Smart Detection rules at the resource group level rather than on the individual Application Insights resource?

                    Thanks,
                    Harel Broitman

                  • Add a web hook to notify on Daily cap

                    Today when the Daily Cap is reached , Azure sends an email to the account administrators - a web hook will allow alerting a wider group of people which this message is relevant to.

                    4 votes
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                    • Allow enabling Application Insights on Virtual Applications, entirely through the Portal

                      If App insights are turned on the portal for a given App Service containing Virtual applications, then the App Insights currently don't work ( Live stream shows the app is offline). MS has reported that this is not supported at the present time. But it would be a big help since it is a barrier to porting legacy applications.

                      3 votes
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                      • Cannot share reports or dashboards from "Personal" account to "Work or School" account

                        I have a web app with JavaScript that records events in App Insights, in the Azure subscription that is part of my Visual Studio subscription, which is under a "Personal" account (even though it is through my company). If I share an App Insights with a user in my company and the user has a "Work or School Account" (same domain as my Personal account), they cannot view the report. Enabling the debugger in IE11 shows that they are getting "Access Denied" errors (though they see nothing but a blank frame). I should be able to share with any type…

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                        • Have an easy way to have only server side tracking

                          I have a web app and
                          1) dont want to introduce new cookies in it or client side api tracking calls
                          2) dont want to log client information /IP (last 8 octet obfuscated is okay) . Think GDPR requirements.

                          I still need to be able to track server side requests and exceptions and alert on them

                          What is the easiest way to achieve this?

                          2 votes
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                          • Expose a "Application Insights Component Reader" Role Definition

                            In the same way you expose the "Application Insights Component Contributor" role, expose a new role that give access to Overview and all other parts of AI (including Analytics) in a read-only fashion

                            2 votes
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                            • Ability to look up App Insights instance by IKey in Azure portal

                              I have an IKey and am trying to figure out which AI instance it corresponds to. Clicking through every AI instance isn't very fun. Lookup would be much nicer. =)

                              2 votes
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                              • Add PowerShell support for managing autoscale

                                I'd like to be able to manage autoscaling my web app from an Azure Automation runbook. A PowerShell interface to manage autoscale settings would be extremely useful for this.

                                2 votes
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                                • SKIP the mandatory creditcard info at sign-up, there are more developers without a Creditcard than with one. Creditcards are only

                                  SKIP the mandatory creditcard info at sign-up, there are more developers without a Creditcard than with one.

                                  See what the creditcard brought the USA economy (2008) and do not wonder why people (mostly not Americans) are very reluctant to take a creditcard.

                                  So by means of this policy you exclude people that don not want to live off credit.

                                  That is a discriminating policy and should be changed immediately.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Enable App Insights to clear data

                                    Please provide a way to clear App Insights data based on a schedule defined by the user or via programmatically

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                                    • Daily data cap alerts

                                      Add other users to a mailing list when the daily data cap has reached its maximum limit in App Insights

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                                      • Allow Application Insights App Services extension survive clean redeployment

                                        If you enable App Services extension for your service from the portal and then redeploy your service from Visual Studio selecting the clean option that deletes existing files, you Application Insights monitoring will be disabled. To re-enable monitoring you will need to remove and re-enable extension again.
                                        Please improve this by detecting redeployment and re-enabling extension automatically.

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                                        • Add ability to recycle, stop, and start an IIS application pool

                                          It would be great if Application Insight could provide control over the current AppPool. And even better, if it could provide ability to reboot the server.

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