Rollbar Destination

Segment makes it easy to send your data to Rollbar (and lots of other destinations). Once you've tracked your data through our open source libraries we'll translate and route your data to Rollbar in the format they understand. Learn more about how to use Rollbar with Segment.

Getting Started

When you toggle on 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 via Rollbar’s API.

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


Supported Sources and Connection Modes

WebMobileServer
📱 Device-based
☁️ Cloud-based

To learn more about about Connection Modes and what dictates which we support, see here.

Settings

Segment lets you change these destination settings via your Segment dashboard without having to touch any code.

Capture uncaught exceptions

Record uncaught exceptions from window.onerror.

Environment

The environment the code is running in.

Include custom user data with Rollbar's error tracking

When this option is enabled we will store metadata about the user on identify calls.

Ignored Messages

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

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.

Access Token

Your Rollbar access token

Capture Unhandled Rejections

Catch and report unhandled Promise rejections, such as Promise failures that do not have a corresponding .then(null, function(e) {}) handler.

Code Version

If you have enabled Source Maps, this is a version string, such as a version number or git sha

Guess Uncaught Frames

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.


If you have any questions or see anywhere we can improve our documentation, please let us know or kick off a conversation in the Segment Community!