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I have a humble request to make: While it certainly helps when you upvote a feedback item, it would be super useful to us if you can take a moment and add comment to that item as to why you’re upvoting that item. That would help us understand your requirement much better. Plus it would give us an opportunity to engage in a conversation with you (one thing we cherish the most).

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Gaurav – Product Manager
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  1. 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.

    19 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • When deleting by query that has just PartitionKey or RowKey defined, delete by Partition/Rowkey and don't do full scan.

      Currently when I have multiple conditions like this "PartitionKey eq 'this' or PartitionKey eq 'that'" then the query is very slow comparing to queries done separately when just providing one condition. It should be possible to determine if the conditions are including only PartitionKey/RowKey values, then make the query faster.

      3 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 →
        • 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 →
          • 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 →
            • 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 →
              • Support jagged schemas for tables in LINQ queries

                It appears that the schema for querying a table using LINQ is determined by the first returned row from table. However Azure table storage does actually support jagged tables. Support for either querying across the entire schema of the table rows, or at a minimum the schema of the selected row would be superior.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  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 →
                  • When downloading tables to csv/other formats, preserve size in completed list

                    I often use the tool to migrate data from environments, so when uploading the csv file to a new storage table, I have the previouse download still in the completed list. Since you have the count in the in progress view, please also add it to the completede list. That way I know what the upload is supposed to reach to be complete

                    4 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 →
                      • 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 →
                        • a-z

                          When new tables get added via interface, sort the treeview automatically in A-Z order, place a 'new' indicator on the item just added.

                          1 vote
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                            2 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  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 'Query Builder' available in the main Table View

                                I really like the query builder available in 'Download from Table'. If you could integrate that screen to replace (or complement) the free-text query syntax in the standard table view, then I think you've got a killer feature because most developers will use your product for easy ad-hoc views of the table data. The screen would look much like the 'query-by-example grid' in Team Foundation Server. Combine this with the ability to save queries in the main treeview window (see other proposal)

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Query Last 1min, 5min, 15min table select

                                  Since all table activity is timestamped, I like to monitor worker progress by watching their table updates.

                                  I can labor through the OData / compose / Date-Time Helper / Last 5 Minutes and then remove the end boundary(to allow refresh).

                                  Can I get a quick select to query the last 60, 15, 5, and 1 min. with no upper bound?

                                  1 vote
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                                    0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Print table entities

                                    It would be great to be able to print, as Key/Value pairs, a selected entity within a tablestore table.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Table Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • automatically download azure table and blobs

                                      It would really help if there was a way through which could set up jobs to automatically download Azure tables and blobs.

                                      3 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 →
                                        • 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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