Resource Graph Query
  • 12 Feb 2024
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Introduction

Azure Resource Graph is an Azure service intended to manage Azure resource(s) by providing highly responsive resource exploration. It offers a unified API and a potent query language that lets you quickly and effectively retrieve data about your resources across a specified set of subscriptions.

Use Case Scenario

Here's a real-time example of an Azure Resource Graph query:

resourcechanges

| where properties.changeType == "Delete" and properties.changeAttributes.timestamp > ago(1d)

This query retrieves information about Azure resources that have been deleted in the last day.

Let's break down this query:

  • 'resourcechanges': This is the table in Azure Resource Graph that contains information about all Azure resources that have been created, updated (or) deleted.
  • where properties.changeType == "Delete" and properties.changeAttributes.timestamp > ago(1d): This selects the resource types deleted in the last day.

As a result of the above query, users can easily identify deleted resources and get their complete information, such as resource name and type.

This is a simple example, but Azure Resource Graph can handle much more complicated queries involving multiple tables and advanced filtering and aggregation techniques.

Creating a query

  • A resource graph query can be created in a Business Application by using the Add dropdown in the Resources section of a Business Application.

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  • You can also create it from the Resource Graph Queries section if there is any existing resource graph query associated.

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  • Give the query a unique name and an optional description. Enter the query and select the Azure subscription and resource group to which the query should be assigned as an Azure resource.

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The resource graph license consumption works similar to other Azure resource types.

Executing a query

Provide valid query data and hit the Run button. Different chart types can be used to display the query results.

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Updating an existing query

The Update button allows the addition of new query data to an existing resource graph query.

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Saving a new query from an existing one

A resource graph query can be created from an existing one by executing a new query in it and clicking the Save button.

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Resource Dashboard

Users can keep track of the query results by using a dashboard to visualize the resource graph query.

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Query Monitoring

The associated resource graph queries can be monitored by configuring rules to it in Monitoring section. The threshold values can be specified based on users needs.

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