Migrate from 7.x to 8.x

Learn about migrating from Sentry JavaScript SDK 7.x to 8.x

The main goal of version 8 is to improve our performance monitoring APIs, integrations API, and ESM support. This version is breaking because we removed deprecated APIs, restructured npm package contents, and introduced new dependencies on OpenTelemetry.

Before updating to 8.x of the SDK, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of 7.x. To fix most of the deprecations on 7.x, you can use the @sentry/migr8 codemod to automatically update your SDK usage. @sentry/migr8 requires Node 18+.

npx @sentry/migr8@latest

Our migration tool will let you select which updates to run, and automatically update your code. In some cases, we cannot automatically change code for you. These will be marked with a TODO(sentry) comment instead. Make sure to review all code changes after running @sentry/migr8! For more details on the deprecations, see our docs on Deprecations in 7.x. Despite having @sentry/migr8, we still recommend reading the migration guide, since @sentry/migr8 does not cover all of the changes needed to migrate.

8.x simplifies Sentry SDK initialization and makes several internal improvements.

We recommend you read through all the Important Changes as they affect all SDK users. The Other Changes linked below only affect users who have more customized instrumentation. There is also a Troubleshooting section for common issues.

We also have a detailed migration guide on GitHub, which has a comprehensive list of all changes alongside the source code of the SDK.

Sentry Angular SDK 8.x supports Angular Ivy by default and supports Angular version 14.0.0 or higher.

As a result, @sentry/angular-ivy has been removed in favor of @sentry/angular. If you are using Angular 13 or lower, we suggest upgrading your Angular version before migrating to 8.x. If you can't upgrade your Angular version to at least Angular 14, you can also continue using the 7.x of the @sentry/angular-ivy SDK.

The SDK now only works with ES2018 compatible browsers. The minimum supported browser versions are:

  • Chrome 63
  • Edge 79
  • Safari/iOS Safari 12
  • Firefox 58
  • Opera 50
  • Samsung Internet 8.2

For IE11 support please transpile your code to ES5 using babel or similar and add required polyfills.

The Custom Instrumentation API for Tracing has been revamped in 8.x. New methods have been introduced, and startTransaction and span.startChild has been removed. See the new Tracing APIs docs for more information.

The usage of TraceClassDecorator and the TraceMethodDecorator already implies that those are decorators. The word Decorator is now removed from the names to avoid multiple mentioning.

Additionally, the TraceClass and TraceMethod decorators accept an optional name parameter to set the transaction name. This was added because Angular minifies class and method names, and you might want to set a more descriptive name. If nothing provided, the name defaults to 'unnamed'.

// Before (7.x)
export class HeaderComponent {
  ngOnChanges(changes: SimpleChanges) {}

// After (8.x)
@Sentry.TraceClass({ name: 'HeaderComponent' })
export class HeaderComponent {
  @Sentry.TraceMethod({ name: 'ngOnChanges' })
  ngOnChanges(changes: SimpleChanges) {}

The @sentry/replay package is no longer required. Instead you can import the relevant methods directly from your SDK. In addition to this, the integration is now functional instead of class-based.

-import { Replay } from '@sentry/replay';
   dsn: 'https://examplePublicKey@o0.ingest.sentry.io/0',
   integrations: [
-    new Replay(),
+    Sentry.replayIntegration(),

The Replay options unblock and unmask now have [] as default value. This means that if you want to use these options, you have to explicitly set them like this:

  integrations: [
      unblock: [".sentry-unblock, [data-sentry-unblock]"],
      unmask: [".sentry-unmask, [data-sentry-unmask]"],

The xhr transport via makeXHRTransport transport has been removed. Only makeFetchTransport is available now. This means that the Sentry SDK requires the fetch API to be available in the environment.

The Offline integration has been removed in favor of the offline transport wrapper

The Sentry.wrap export has been removed. There is no replacement API.

We updated the behaviour of the SDKs when no tracePropagationTargets option was defined. As a reminder, you can provide a list of strings or RegExes that will be matched against URLs to tell the SDK, to which outgoing requests tracing HTTP headers should be attached to. These tracing headers are used for distributed tracing.

Previously, on the browser, when tracePropagationTargets were not defined, they defaulted to the following: ['localhost', /^\/(?!\/)/]. This meant that all request targets to that had "localhost" in the URL, or started with a / were equipped with tracing headers. This default was chosen to prevent CORS errors in your browser applications. However, this default had a few flaws.

Going forward, when the tracePropagationTargets option is not set, tracing headers will be attached to all outgoing requests on the same origin. For example, if you're on https://example.com/ and you send a request to https://example.com/api, the request will be traced (ie. will have trace headers attached). Requests to https://api.example.com/ will not, because it is on a different origin. The same goes for all applications running on localhost.

When you provide a tracePropagationTargets option, all of the entries you defined will now be matched be matched against the full URL of the outgoing request. Previously, it was only matched against what you called request APIs with. For example, if you made a request like fetch("/api/posts"), the provided tracePropagationTargets were only compared against "/api/posts".

The Hub has been a very important part of the Sentry SDK API up until now. Hubs were the SDK's "unit of concurrency" to keep track of data across threads and to scope data to certain parts of your code. Because it is overly complicated and confusing to power users, it is going to be replaced by a set of new APIs: the "new Scope API". For now Hub and getCurrentHub are still available, but it will be removed in the next major version.

See Deprecate Hub for details on how to replace existing usage of the Hub APIs.

In v7, integrations are classes and can be added as e.g. integrations: [new Sentry.Replay()]. In v8, integrations will not be classes anymore, but instead functions. Both the use as a class, as well as accessing integrations from the Integrations.XXX hash, is deprecated in favor of using the new functional integrations. For example, new Integrations.LinkedErrors() becomes linkedErrorsIntegration().

For a list of integrations and their replacements, see the 7.x deprecation documentation.

The top level Sentry.configureScope function has been removed. Instead, you should use the Sentry.getCurrentScope() to access and mutate the current scope.

- Sentry.configureScope((scope) => {
-  scope.setTag("key", "value");
- });
+ Sentry.getCurrentScope().setTag("key", "value");

tracingOrigins is now removed in favor of the tracePropagationTargets option. The tracePropagationTargets option should be set in the Sentry.init() options, or in your custom Clients option if you create them.

  dsn: "__DSN__",
  integrations: [Sentry.browserTracingIntegration()],
  tracePropagationTargets: ["localhost", "example.com"],

In 7.x, you had to enable the metrics aggregator by setting the _experiments option to { metricsAggregator: true }. In addition for browser environments you had to add the metricsAggregatorIntegration to the integrations array.

// v7 - Server (Node/Deno/Bun)
  dsn: "https://examplePublicKey@o0.ingest.sentry.io/0",
  _experiments: {
    metricsAggregator: true,

// v7 - Browser
  dsn: "https://examplePublicKey@o0.ingest.sentry.io/0",
  integrations: [Sentry.metricsAggregatorIntegration()],


In 8.x no additional configuration is needed to use metrics APIs.

// v8
  dsn: "https://examplePublicKey@o0.ingest.sentry.io/0",


In 7.x we deprecated the Severity enum in favor of using the SeverityLevel type as this helps save bundle size, and this has been removed in 8.x. You should now use the SeverityLevel type directly.

- import { Severity } from '@sentry/types';
+ import { SeverityLevel } from '@sentry/types';

- const level = Severity.error;
+ const level: SeverityLevel = "error";

In 8.x, we are removing the spanStatusfromHttpCode function in favor of getSpanStatusFromHttpCode.

- const spanStatus = spanStatusfromHttpCode(200);
+ const spanStatus = getSpanStatusFromHttpCode(200);

Errors with framesToPop property will have the specified number of frames removed from the top of the stack. This changes compared to the v7 where the property framesToPop was used to remove top n lines from the stack string.

In 8.x, we are no longer exporting the Span class from SDK packages. Internally, this class is now called SentrySpan, and it is no longer meant to be used by users directly.

The send method on the Transport interface now always requires a TransportMakeRequestResponse to be returned in the promise. This means that the void return type is no longer allowed.

// v7
 interface Transport {
-  send(event: Event): Promise<void | TransportMakeRequestResponse>;
+  send(event: Event): Promise<TransportMakeRequestResponse>;

The extraErrorDataIntegration integration now looks at error.cause by default.

Instead of an transactionContext being passed to the tracesSampler callback, the callback will directly receive name and attributes going forward. Note that the attributes are only the attributes at span creation time, and some attributes may only be set later during the span lifecycle (and thus not be available during sampling).

getClient() now always returns a client if Sentry.init() was called. For cases where this may be used to check if Sentry was actually initialized, using getClient() will thus not work anymore. Instead, you should use the new Sentry.isInitialized() utility to check this.

In 8.x, we are removing the addGlobalEventProcessor function in favor of addEventProcessor.

- Sentry.addGlobalEventProcessor((event) => {
+ Sentry.getGlobalScope().addEventProcessor((event) => {
   delete event.extra;
   return event;

@sentry/integrations has been removed and will no longer be published. We moved pluggable integrations from their own package (@sentry/integrations) to @sentry/angular. In addition they are now functions instead of classes.

Integrations that are now exported from @sentry/angular for client-side init:

  • httpClientIntegration (HTTPClient)
  • contextLinesIntegration (ContextLines)
  • reportingObserverIntegration (ReportingObserver)
  • captureConsoleIntegration (CaptureConsole)
  • debugIntegration (Debug)
  • extraErrorDataIntegration (ExtraErrorData)
  • rewriteFramesIntegration (RewriteFrames)
  • sessionTimingIntegration (SessionTiming)
  • dedupeIntegration (Dedupe) - Note: enabled by default, not pluggable

The Transaction integration has been removed from @sentry/integrations. There is no replacement API.

If you are getting errors from within the Sentry SDK that it is trying to access certain functions that are not available, for example "... is not a function", it is possible that there are misaligned versions installed.

The Sentry JavaScript Bundler Plugins (@sentry/webpack-plugin, @sentry/vite-plugin, @sentry/esbuild-plugin, @sentry/rollup-plugin) used to depend on certain Sentry SDK packages on version 7 wich may clash with version 8 of the SDK.

The recommendation is to upgrade the JavaScript Bundler Plugin packages to at least version 2.14.2 which will no longer include dependencies on v7 of the Sentry JavaScript SDK.

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