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Azure App Services Series – Finding #8: No filter in API Apps pane of Logic Apps actions and trigger blade

This blog post is one of many of a series we have about Microsoft Azure App Services. See a list of all our findings here.

Introduction

Microsoft has in a recent update released the possibility to provision API apps directly from the actions and triggers blade to your API app service (see Screenshot 1 below). This is an important update, since you no longer need to close the logic apps blade, add all the API apps and then go back to the Logic App. To read more about the update click here.

Screenshot 1 - Create Logic App with list of available API Apps in Marketplace.
Screenshot 1 – Create Logic App with list of available API Apps in Marketplace.

The Problem

As you can see in Screenshot 1, the list of available API apps is already long and will grow and grow. In the today’s version of Logic Apps there is no possibility to search, filter and group all available API apps, making it a hard task to find the API app you need.

The Solution

What I / we would like to see is a text field / select boxes enabling us to filter the API apps by values such as

  • Type (API Apps are separated into groups, such as protocol API apps, integration API apps, etc.) – as selectbox (multi selectbox to support filtering on more than one type)
  • Name – as a text field.
  • Company/Namespace – as a text field or multi-selectbox to simply search for API apps published by the different providers.
  • etc.

This would make provision the required API apps within your Logic Apps easier.