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. Add support for non-HTTP(S) availability tests (TCP, UDP, DNS etc)

    It would be great if availability tests also supported non-HTTP test types, so that we could test SFTP/SSH based external services as well.

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      0 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to exclude specific requests from Performance Preview Blade in Azure Portal

      This Performance (Preview) blade in the Azure Portal is super helpful.

      One suggestion though: we have lots of very frequent (and fast) requests to a health check resource which is pinged by the load balancer and also used for the availability tests which run every 1 minute from 4 different locations.

      These requests totally pollute the statistics.

      Is it possible to filter out specific requests?

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        0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow choice of process to view in Visual Studio

        When you debug against multiple processes, ApplicationInsights picks a random one to show in the window and shows a yellow dialog "Multiple processes have been debugged. This window only shows data for XXXX"

        Allow the user to select which process the chart displays for. don't need history just the ability to change the chart from the selection point onwards

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement support for querying telemetry in SDK's

          It would be great if there would be a SDK client which allows of querying data (metrics, events etc) instead of having to make REST API calls.

          Even if it might be trivial to make REST calls, from a developer perspective it would be a big improvement to just be able to call a method without having to deal with auth or looking up the call you need to make.

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          • Enhancing filtering within Performance (preview) within Application Insights

            Within the performance preview of application insights there is the ability to provide a search/filter term to your Operation names.
            The ability to enhance this filtering such that all of the charts are updated based on the filter. Effectively it could act as a multi select of all the operation names that fall under the filter I have applied. This would in-turn update the graphs to include only the operation names I am interested in

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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.

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                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • alert based on the filtered one

                I'd like to receive alert by specific api controller response time such as '~/api/viewpost > 3sec'

                We can monitor it, but cannot create an alert rule.

                This request is similar to the link, and your team closed due to duplicate issue. But the link is broken; https://feedback.azure.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/9702621-alert-can-be-fired-with-metric-performance-counter

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                  0 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  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.

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                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remember settings of application insight live stream screen

                    Remember settings of application insight live stream screen. It is annoying to reset all settings each day for live monitoring my web app. Beginning with telemetry filters, ending with colums displayed for the instances.

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                      0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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

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                        0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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. =)

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                            3 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

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                            • App Insights API allow for customEvent name in $select query

                              I'm trying out the Azure Application Insights REST API GET /events query through the (https://dev.applicationinsights.io/apiexplorer/events) and I can get a full query working fine and works with most $select parameters like 'user/id' but whenever I try 'customEvent/name' it brings back a null value for the item when I know there is a value whenever I get the full query with no $select parameter. Is there another way to grab this value through the select param? I'm using the select param in order to filter down the number of columns brought back that I don't need.

                              Here is an…

                              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.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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

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                                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Turn off smart detection by http status code or exception type

                                    For when the exception has really been handled by the app, but raised back to the client by design. E.g. a web api that returns a 400 Bad Request when post data fails validation.

                                    Maybe this could be configured for particular route/status code combinations.

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                                    • Support updating the query for a graph.

                                      After pinning a query w/graph etc. to a dashboard, i can't edit/update the query, in-place. i'm forced to goto analytics, which creates a new query, when modified the only option i have is to pin the new query to my dashboard. then edit the title of the new graph, delete the old one and rework the layout.
                                      would be really great if i could simply edit/update the query associated with an already pinned graph.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 3 votes
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                                        • Allow grids to be pinned to the dashboard

                                          Currently, you can pin charts (either built-in or ones created in Metrics Explorer) to a portal Dashboard. However, pinning a grid does not seem to be supported. This would be very useful for data that is grouped around things like the operation name or dependency name.

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