View and filter Azure resource information

The Azure portal enables you to browse detailed information about resources across your Azure subscriptions. This article shows you how to filter information and use different views to better understand your resources.

The article focuses on the All resources screen shown in the following screenshot. Screens for individual resource types, such as virtual machines, have different options, such as starting and stopping a VM.

Azure portal view of all resources

Filter resources

Start exploring All resources by using filters to focus on a subset of your resources. The following screenshot shows filtering on resource groups, selecting two of the six resource groups in a subscription.

Filter view based on resource groups

You can combine filters, including those based on text searches, as shown in the following screenshot. In this case the results are scoped to resources that contain "SimpleWinVM" in one of the two resource groups already selected.

Filter view based on text entry

To change which columns are included in a view, select Manage view then Edit columns.

Edit columns shown in view

Save, use, and delete views

You can save views that include the filters and columns you've selected. To save and use a view:

  1. Select Manage view then Save view.

  2. Enter a name for the view then select OK. The saved view now appears in the Manage view menu.

    Saved view

  3. To use a view, switch between Default and one of your own views to see how that affects the list of resources displayed.

To delete a view:

  1. Select Manage view then Browse all views.

  2. In the Saved views pane, select the view then select the Delete icon Delete view icon.

Export information from a view

You can export the resource information from a view. To export information in CSV format:

  1. Select Export to CSV.

    Screenshot of exporting to CSV format

  2. Save the file locally, then open in Excel or another application that supports the CSV format.

As you move around the portal, you'll see other areas where you can export information, such as an individual resource group.

Summarize resources with visuals

The views we've looked at so far have been list views, but there are also summary views that include visuals. You can save and use these views just like you can with list views. Filters persist between the two types of views. There are standard views, like the Location view shown below, as well as views that are relevant to specific services, such as the Status view for Azure Storage.

Summary of resources in a map view

To save and use a summary view:

  1. From the view menu, select Summary view.

    Summary view menu

  2. The summary view enables you to summarize by different attributes, including Location and Type. Select a Summarize by option and an appropriate visual. The following screenshot shows the Type summary with a Bar chart visual.

    Type summary showing a bar chart

  3. Select Manage view then Save view to save this view like you did with the list view.

  4. In the summary view, under Type summary, select a bar in the chart. Selecting the bar provides a list filtered down to one type of resource.

    All resources filtered by type

Run queries in Azure Resource Graph

Azure Resource Graph provides efficient and performant resource exploration with the ability to query at scale across a set of subscriptions. The All resources screen in the Azure portal includes a link to open a Resource Graph query that is scoped to the current filtered view.

To run a Resource Graph query:

  1. Select Open query.

    Open Azure Resource Graph query

  2. In Azure Resource Graph Explorer, select Run query to see the results.

    Run Azure Resource Graph query

    For more information, see Run your first Resource Graph query using Azure Resource Graph Explorer.

Next steps

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