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Gaurav – Product Manager
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  1. Prevent OutOfMemory when downloading large table

    When downloading a large table, ~400Mb, it crashes. I had to use TableXplorer to download it.

    74 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • export table storage data to a relational database

      since you can import relational database data into a table storage, I think it would be very usefull to can do the opposite, export table storage data to a relational database

      49 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Quick delete of large tables

        If a table is very large, it can take hours (sometimes a day or two) to delete. If it is necessary to restore it after deleting (effectively purging all data) this can bring everything to a screeching halt...just waiting for the table to finish deleting...

        A feature to quick delete a table so that it can be added back while the gargabe collector continues deleting the data behind the scenes would be amazing.

        40 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for viewing a string column in table storage as formatted JSON

          Add support for viewing/editing a string column in table storage as formatted JSON.

          32 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create snapshots of storage tables

            I would like to be able to save a snapshot of a table (can be copied-pasted as another table in the same account).

            28 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Table query drop down should show recent queries

              I think saved queries are interesting but recently used queries are more interesting.

              Can't the query text drop down reflect queries I've recently run?

              25 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Right click on Table Storage and "Open Table"

                We have subscriptions with over 100,000 tables. This makes it really troublesome to open a table towards the end of the list. We would like to be able to open a specific table if we know the exact table name without having to load 1000 tables at a time and finding the table in the list.

                22 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow import/export to/from table storage with json

                  Now that the table service and .Net SDK support json (with metadata) for Azure tables we should be able to import/export from Storage/ Management studio in this format.

                  22 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Common queries saved for all accounts

                    Now saved queries are only for one table storage.

                    It would be great if this queries will common for all table storage

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • How about a simple way to report how much storage is used in a storage account? Space Used/Free Space

                      It would be nice to have a simple way to report on total storage space used and free in an Azure storage account.

                      16 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow for client-side LINQ projections

                        It would be great to provide the ability to perform LINQ projections (select clause) on the client (within AMS) that are not valid directly against Table Storage. A simple example would be

                        from entry in entries
                        select new
                        {
                        LocalTime = entry.TimeStampe.ToLocalTime(),
                        FullName = string.Format("{0} {1}", entry.FirstName, entry.LastName)
                        }

                        Maybe allowing me to define a server-side LINQ query followed by a separate client-side LINQ query

                        14 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Table query window resizable or tailor to OData

                          Provided by a customer via Support, the request was that the size of the query window when working with a table was larger than it needed to be when working with an OData query. The query windows size is currently not resizable in anyway and the size is set more for a LINQ query.

                          The suggestion was that when selecting an OData query the size of the query window be reduced to a single line. When selecting a LINQ query the size be as it is now.

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 11 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Keyboard shortcut to execute query

                              Give me a keyboard shortcut to execute a query I just typed in for table storage. I don't want to have to go click the button with the red exclamation mark.

                              11 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Preserve download location in file browser

                                When I do a table download, would you be so kind to enable typing (actually pasting) the "Download location“ (folder) and make the app remeber the last used one. Navigating through the folder tree every time is a little tedious.

                                10 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Find table in the storage account

                                  There is currently no option to find/search a table if the storage accout has hundreds of tables. A find/search table feature would be highly helpful.

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Table Configurability

                                      I've been using Azure Management Studio for a few days now to look at tables in Windows Azure Storage. In the table is a log for my cloud application (being written to by MS Semantic Logging Application Block – one of the recommended ways of doing logging in Azure applications). What would be a great feature is that from a query result I could then click on a row and see the rows surrounding it based on a user settable order.

                                      It would also be helpful to be able to set the height of the rows displayed. That way if…

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Saved Queries listed/visible in the main TreeView, and groupable in folders

                                        Take a leaf from Team Explorer and have all the saved queries appear in a 'Views' folder, directly under the tables node. Allow folders to be added, so that I can grouped and move the queries around. Take it a step further and save the query definitions in Azure Table storage itself, so that they are also visible to other team members. If you link this later with user authentication then you can have 'My Queries' and 'Team Queries' equivalent.

                                        8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Show Total Rows Deleted in Completed jobs

                                          When I "delete entries" from an Azure Table, the "In Progress" table shows me a Progress column (4520/4600).
                                          But when the task is completed that info is lost.

                                          I'd like the Completed table to show the total number of rows that were deleted.

                                          It would be even nicer if I could setup some batch or automated process that pruned(deleted) my tables. (ie The Diagnostic, Perf & Log tables).
                                          This is often 10's of millions of rows. Anything older than a few days is basically worthless. (or needs to be reduced to summary level info ie Avg per hr.)

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