On this page, we get you up and running with Sentry's SDK, so that it will automatically report errors and exceptions in your application.

Don't already have an account and Sentry project established? Head over to, then return to this page.


Sentry captures data by using an SDK within your application’s runtime.

# Using yarn
yarn add @sentry/node @sentry/tracing
# Using npm
npm install --save @sentry/node @sentry/tracing


Configuration should happen as early as possible in your application's lifecycle.

Once this is done, Sentry's Node SDK captures all transactions and unhandled exceptions.

import * as Sentry from "@sentry/node";

// Importing @sentry/tracing patches the global hub for tracing to work.
import "@sentry/tracing";

// If you want to use `@sentry/tracing` in your project directly, use a named import instead:
// import * as SentryTracing from "@sentry/tracing"
// Unused named imports are not guaranteed to patch the global hub.

  dsn: "",

  // We recommend adjusting this value in production, or using tracesSampler
  // for finer control
  tracesSampleRate: 1.0,


This snippet includes an intentional error, so you can test that everything is working as soon as you set it up:

const transaction = Sentry.startTransaction({
  op: "test",
  name: "My First Test Transaction",

setTimeout(() => {
  try {
  } catch (e) {
  } finally {
}, 99);

To view and resolve the recorded error, log into and open your project. Clicking on the error's title will open a page where you can see detailed information and mark it as resolved.

Add Readable Stack Traces to Errors

Depending on how you've set up your JavaScript project, the stack traces in your Sentry errors probably don't look like your actual code.

To fix this, head over to our source maps documentation where you'll learn how to upload source maps, so you can make sense of your stack traces.

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