Rollbar Destination

Rollbar quick info

Rollbar accepts Identify, and Track calls. If you reference it in the Integrations object, call it “Rollbar”.

Rollbar accepts device-mode data only from Analytics.js.

Getting Started

When you enable Rollbar in Segment, we’ll start sending data to the Rollbar API for your account. Currently, Rollbar will send data from our analytics.js library.

To start pushing user data to Rollbar, toggle the destination on and add your Rollbar access token. Your access token can be found in your Rollbar Settings > Access Tokens.

Identify

The first thing you’ll want to do is to identify a user with any relevant information as soon as they log-in, or sign-up. You record this with our identify method.

Enabling Source Maps

This feature makes use of JavaScript Source Maps to translate the minified code references back into the original source. To use this feature in Rollbar, be sure to do the following:

  1. Enable source maps and fill out the Code Version in your Rollbar settings in the Segment UI.

  2. Provide your source map. There are two ways you can do this:

a. Automatic download: place a comment like the following at the bottom of your minified JavaScript files:

  //# sourceMappingURL=URL_TO_SOURCE_MAP

b. Upload pre-deploy: at the beginning of your deploy script, upload a source map package using Rollbar’s API.

For more detail on providing your source map, checkout Rollbar’s documentation here.

Supported Sources and Connection Modes

Before you start, make sure Rollbar supports the source type and connection mode you’ve chosen to implement. You can learn more about connection modes here.

Web Mobile Server
📱 Device-mode ⬜️ ⬜️
☁️ Cloud-mode ⬜️ ⬜️ ⬜️

Settings

Segment lets you change these destination settings from the Segment app without having to touch any code.

Setting Description
Access Token
(required)
string. Your Rollbar access token
Capture uncaught exceptions boolean, defaults to TRUE .

Record uncaught exceptions from window.onerror.
Capture Unhandled Rejections boolean, defaults to FALSE .

Catch and report unhandled Promise rejections, such as Promise failures that do not have a corresponding .then(null, function(e) {}) handler.
Code Version string. If you have enabled Source Maps, this is a version string, such as a version number or git sha
Environment string. The environment the code is running in.
Guess Uncaught Frames boolean, defaults to FALSE .

When this option is enabled, Rollbar will guess which frames the error was thrown from when the browser does not provide line and column numbers.
Include custom user data with Rollbar's error tracking boolean, defaults to TRUE .

When this option is enabled we will store metadata about the user on identify calls.
Ignored Messages array, defaults to .

If you want to ignore a specific exception message, say for a third-party browser plugin that is throwing errors, you can add them here and Rollbar will ignore exceptions matching those messages.
Enable Source Map boolean, defaults to FALSE .

When this option is enabled, we’ll let Rollbar know you have source maps enabled. Be sure to implement either Option A or B in these instructions to set up source maps with Rollbar as well as fill out Code Version in you Rollbar Integration settings in your Segment source.

This page was last modified: 20 Oct 2020



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