Set Up Metrics

Learn how to measure the data points you care about by configuring Metrics in your Dart app.

Sentry Metrics is currently in open beta, so be gentle - features are still in-progress and may have bugs. We recognize the irony. For any questions or feedback, you can reach us on Discord or GitHub.

Metrics are supported with Sentry Dart SDK version 7.19.0 and above.

Sentry metrics help you pinpoint and solve issues that impact user experience and app performance by measuring the data points that are important to you. You can track things like processing time, event size, user signups, and conversion rates, then correlate them back to tracing data in order to get deeper insights and solve issues faster.

Here's how to add Metrics to your application:

import 'package:sentry/sentry.dart';

Future<void> main() async {
  await Sentry.init(
    (options) {
      options.dsn = '';
      options.enableMetrics = true;
    appRunner: initApp, // Init your App.

Counters are one of the more basic types of metrics and can be used to count certain event occurrences.

To emit a counter, do the following:

    'button_login_click', // key
    value: 1,
    unit: null,
    tags: {'provider': 'e-mail'},

Distributions help you get the most insights from your data by allowing you to obtain aggregations such as p90, min, max, and avg.

To emit a distribution, do the following:

    'image_download_duration', // key
    value: 150,
    unit: DurationSentryMeasurementUnit.milliSecond,
    tags: {'type': 'thumbnail'},

Sets are useful for looking at unique occurrences and counting the unique elements you added.

To emit a set, do the following:

    'user_view', // key
    stringValue: 'jane',
    unit: CustomSentryMeasurementUnit('username'),
    tags: {'page': 'home'},

Gauges let you obtain aggregates like min, max, avg, sum, and count. They can be represented in a more space-efficient way than distributions, but they can't be used to get percentiles. If percentiles aren't important to you, we recommend using gauges.

To emit a gauge, do the following:

    'page_load', // key
    value: 15,
    unit: DurationSentryMeasurementUnit.milliSecond,
    tags: {'page': '/home'},

Timers can be used to measure the execution time of a specific block of code. They're implemented like distributions, but measured in seconds.

To emit a timer, do the following:

Sentry.metrics().timing('load_user_profile', function: () {
  //db.load(); ...
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