Set Up

With performance monitoring, Sentry tracks your software performance, measuring metrics like throughput and latency, and displaying the impact of errors across multiple systems. Sentry captures distributed traces consisting of transactions and spans, which measure individual services and individual operations within those services. Learn more about our model in Distributed Tracing.

Enable Tracing

To enable automatic tracing, include the ReactNativeTracing integration in your SDK configuration options, if you have not already done so.

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import * as Sentry from "@sentry/react-native";

Sentry.init({
  dsn: "https://examplePublicKey@o0.ingest.sentry.io/0",

  integrations: [
    new Sentry.ReactNativeTracing({
      tracingOrigins: ["localhost", "my-site-url.com", /^\//],
      // ... other options
    }),
  ],
});

Configure the Sample Rate

Once you configure the sample rate, tracing will be enabled in your app. Set the sample rate for your transactions by either:

  1. Setting a uniform sample rate for all transactions using the tracesSampleRate option in your SDK config to a number between 0 and 1. (For example, to send 20% of transactions, set tracesSampleRate to 0.2.)
  2. Controlling the sample rate based on the transaction itself and the context in which it's captured, by providing a function to the tracesSampler config option.

The two options are meant to be mutually exclusive. If you set both, tracesSampler will take precedence.

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import * as Sentry from "@sentry/react-native";

// Unlike Sentry on other platforms, you do not need to import anything to use tracing on React Native

Sentry.init({
  dsn: "https://examplePublicKey@o0.ingest.sentry.io/0",

  // To set a uniform sample rate
  tracesSampleRate: 0.2

  // Alternatively, to control sampling dynamically
  tracesSampler: samplingContext => { ... }
});

Learn more about how the options work in Sampling Transactions.

Verify

Test out tracing by adding our included instrumentation or by starting and finishing a transaction using custom instrumentation.

Verify that performance monitoring is working correctly by setting tracesSampleRate to 1.0 as that ensures that every transaction will be sent to Sentry.

Once testing is complete, we recommend lowering this value in production by either lowering your tracesSampleRate value, or switching to using tracesSampler to dynamically sample and filter your transactions.

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