Instrument HTTP Requests

Learn how to manually instrument your code to use Sentry's Requests module.

As a prerequisite to setting up Requests, you’ll need to first set up tracing. Once this is done, the Python SDK will automatically instrument outgoing HTTP requests made via HTTPConnection and show the data in the requests-monitoring dashboard. If that doesn't fit your use case, you can set up using custom instrumentation described below.

For detailed information about which data can be set, see the Requests Module developer specifications.

NOTE: Refer to HTTP Span Data Conventions for a full list of the span data attributes.

Here is an example of an instrumented function that makes HTTP requests:

from urllib.parse import urlparse
import requests

def make_request(method, url):
    span = sentry_sdk.start_span(
        description="%s %s" % (method, url),

    span.set_data("http.request.method", method)

    parsed_url = urlparse(url)
    span.set_data("url", url)
    span.set_data("server.address", parsed_url.hostname)
    span.set_data("server.port", parsed_url.port)

    response = requests.request(method=method, url=url)

    span.set_data("http.response.status_code", response.status_code)
    span.set_data("http.response_content_length", response.headers["content-length"])


    return response

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