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  1. Add ability to collapse the "Query details"/"Wait type"/"User memory" list under a specific query.

    Often we want to screenshot the execution pattern, the graph below all these areas and because all of those occupy a big chunk of space on the screen, this becomes harder.

    We end by "zoom-out", crops, or even picking multiple screenshots and doing collages.

    Thanks

    2 votes
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  2. Add the ability to use "special" characters (@, #, etc) when using searching in "Top Queries"

    Hi, I'm trying to search some query patterns on the "Top Queries" grid for example "INSERT INTO @" or "INSERT INTO #" (to get all inserts on table variables or temp tables) however, in both situations, the @ and the # is being ignored.

    Please include those (and other chars) to refine our searches.

    Not sure if "RegEx" would be another option that would be even broader.

    Thanks

    2 votes
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  3. Set a configurable delay to send the Resolved/Ended emails

    Sometimes the emails sent by SQLmonitor to PagerDuty are delayed for some minutes
    In this case it can happen that PagerDuty received the "Resolved/Ended" emails before the "Raised" emails because this one has been delayed for too long and because the alert was resolved after 1 or 2 minutes...
    When it happening the alert is never closed and generate a useless phone call
    So to fix this issue we would like to delay all the "Resolved/Ended" emails send by SQL monitor to be sure that PagerDuty received the "Raised" emails before "Resolved/Ended" emails

    4 votes
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  4. Being able to type the (graph) zoom range time

    Sometimes is hard to quickly get to the time range we want to analyse.

    It would be handy if we could have a "free text" time box to type:

    Zoom range Start: 11:10
    Zoom range End: 11:31

    3 votes
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  5. Make it possible to mark a query to be tracked from the database menu

    On the "Top queries" within the database menu, we can only "View estimated plan" and "Copy query text".

    It would be handy to have here the "Track query" option too.

    Nowadays, if I find it here, I need to filter on the top and only then I can "Track query"

    3 votes
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  6. Who ran the query and what time

    I would like to see in sql monitor who was the person that ran the query and what time the query was run.

    10 votes
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  7. I would like to set up an alert for disk space projection threshold

    Wanted to know if we can set up and alert when it reaches the threshold of less than a month of projection for disk - this is in the disk monitoring estate for Redgate .

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    Regards,
    Shaily.

    1 vote
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  8. Number of rows returned by query

    I'd like the ability to view the number of row returned by a query. Tools like Dynatace, XRebel, New Relic are able to display this and it's extremely useful in identifying queries that are selecting too many rows and in need for application logic / code rework.

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  9. Long-Running Query Alert - Occurrences tab to refer only to instances of that query

    In the long running query alert, the occurrence tab shows a history of occurrences of the long running query alert. These alerts are the history of any long-running query rather than just the query in the alert

    It would be helpful to be able to see a long running query alert and see just the alerts for that query to be able to quickly understand whether this query is a regular problem, or something new.

    I appreciate it is possible by highlighting the time period in the server overview page, finding the query and then viewing the query history but…

    3 votes
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  10. Database Tags

    It would be great if, in addition to Instance Tags, we could assign tags to individual Databases as well. This could help in various ways in trying to determine what the purpose is of the vast number of databases we need to monitor and manage.

    9 votes
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  11. Make "Source" hyperlink in Alert take you to the specific date time on the Server Overview Page

    If I click on the "Source" Hyperlink in alert, this opens the server overview page for the relevant server, however, the displayed time frame is the default (24 hour period ending at the current time)

    It would be helpful if the server overview page opened at the date / time of the alert as it is highly likely after clicking the hyperlink, that you are going to want to view the point in time of the alert

    2 votes
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    under review  ·  Neil Turner responded

    We're currently reviewing this suggestion as part of general usability improvements.

  12. Banner Messages for planned Downtimes

    Hi!

    We want to put Banners on Top Global Dashboard to inform Users, that we planning Downtimes on SQL Monitor.
    SQL Monitor has build in banners for unlicensed Servers and stuff like that. Would it be possible to show User Messages that there will be a Downtime on SQL Monitor?

    3 votes
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  13. Add a scroll bar to the backup list (bottom within the specific database)

    When we go to the "Databases" at the bottom and we expand a specific one we get the list of the backups that happened during the period we have filtered.

    For a better experience, this list should have a vertical scroll bar it it it will show more than 5/10(?) entries.

    Otherwise the general scroll bar will become smaller, the page height increase a lot and we need to scroll much more

    2 votes
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  14. Being able to set alerts based on existing KPIs (Analysis Graph) instead of create a new custom metric

    If I want to create an alert based on some existing KPIs, I need to write the query and can't leverage the existing one.

    Example:
    I want to create an alert when the "Tempdb: Free bytes" is lower than X.
    I can't use the existing "SQL Server metrics" that contain this KPI.
    Instead, I need to create a new custom metric and build the query. (which in the end it will be exactly the same). Only after that I can create an alert.

    2 votes
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  15. When "Totals" is selected, on mouse over still display average values for the metrics

    When we change from "Avg. per execution" to "Totals" the row order can change.

    With bigger numbers, it becomes harder to quickly know if the average is high or not to decide to take a further look.

    Instead of need to "Track query" and then click back and forth with "Avg. per execution" / "Totals" having the average on the tooltip when "Totals" is selected will be helpful.

    2 votes
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  16. Testing the Availability Group listener(s)

    If an Availability Group listener is not working for any reason (like no DNS resolution), but the ressource is still up in the cluster, SQL Monitor will not raise any alert.

    Could you add a specific test for SQL monitor to test the connection using the availability group listener(s) and raise an alert if not successful?

    7 votes
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  17. Provide AAD authentication mode to connect to Azure SQL server apart from username and password authentication.

    Provide AAD authentication mode to connect to Azure SQL server apart from username and password authentication.

    Because if Azure SQL is set to AAD authentication only for security reasons in any organization, username and password to add new Azure SQL server/DB under SQL Monitoring doesn't help.

    33 votes
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  18. See Transaction Isolation Levels in Blocking Alerts

    There are two methods I have been using to understand blocking situations on our servers:

    The processes tab in the Blocking Process alert
    The blocking processes section in the server overview

    I can get a lot of information from both of these methods but I don't seem to be able to get the isolation levels of the blocking or blocked queries which would be helpful in understanding why the blocking situation has occurred.

    Prior to using SQL monitor, we used the blocked process report to monitor blocking and these include the isolation levels. Unfortunately, I still have to resort to…

    1 vote
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  19. Limit user access on clusters

    I would like to be able to grant specific AD users / groups access to specific instances on a cluster. Currently its only possible to grant access at the cluster level which gives more access than is necessary. This would be a supremely useful feature for me!

    3 votes
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  20. Environment specific Reports

    As we have option to create different reports on SQL Monitor, We would like to have the option to create the reports as per environment (Dev,UAT,Prod) for Disk Space,Server Downtime etc. It will be more feasible if we can get a filter to create reports for the specific environment.

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