In my series around Application Insights for Microsoft Dynamics Business Central / NAV this is probably the most booring one. However it is quite important. In order to teach you folks about KQL and the Application Insights API etc.
Step 1 – Create Application Insights
In your Azure Tenant search for Application Insights and select Add.
There is not much to fill in here. The Resource Group is probably most important if you have a bigger Azure Tenant. You want to group your stuff together.
Step 2 – Grab the key!
After the resource is created grab the key to your clipboard and now leave the Azure Portal and move to the Business Central Admin Portal
Step 3 – Put the key in Business Central and Restart your system
Step 4 – Analyse the data
But that’s for the next blog, about KQL. This will be a language at least 1 person in your company needs to master. Definately.
Wait… is that all??
Essentially yes, but there is a caveat…
The million dollar question is probably whether or not to pot multiple customers into one Application Insights resource.
This probably depends on one question. Does your customer want to access the data? If they do, the data needs to be in it’s own AppInsights resource so you can grant your customer access.
The good news is, and we’ll get to that, is that you can query accross application insights instances.