Search is available on several features throughout sentry.io, such as Issues, Discover and Dashboards.
Search queries are constructed using a
key:value pattern, with an optional raw search at the end. Each
key:value pair is a
token and the optional raw search is itself a single
tokens are treated as issue or event properties. The optional raw search is treated as a single
token and searches event titles/messages.
is:resolved user.username:"Jane Doe" server:web-8 example error
In the example above, there are three keys (
server:), but four tokens:
server:web-8is pointing to a custom tag sent by the Sentry SDK. See Custom Tags for more information on how to set tags.
example error is utilizing the optional raw search and is passed as part of the issue search query (which uses a CONTAINS match similar to SQL). When using the optional raw search, you can provide one string, and the query uses that entire string.
Search terms should auto-complete, and when they don't, that means your term is incompatible with the dataset. If you complete the term and tap the Return/Enter key, an error message is displayed.
Sentry search supports the use of comparison operators:
- greater than (
- less than (
- greater than or equal to (
- less than or equal to (
Typically, when you search using properties that are numbers or durations, you should use comparison operators rather than just a colon (
:) to find exact matches, since an exact match isn't likely to exist.
Here are some examples of valid comparison operator searches:
AND between tokens, and use parentheses
() to group conditions.
AND can also be used between non-aggregates and aggregates. However,
Non-aggregates filter data based on specific tags or attributes. For example,
user.username:janeis a non-aggregate field.
Aggregates filter data on numerical scales. For example,
count()is an aggregate function and
count():>100is an aggregate filter.
Some examples of using the
# a valid `OR` query browser:Chrome OR browser:Opera # an invalid `OR` query user.username:janedoe OR count():>100
Also, the queries prioritize
OR. For example, "x
OR z" is the same as "(x
OR z". Parentheses can be used to change the grouping. For example, "x
You can search multiple values for the same key by putting the values in a list. For example, "x:[value1, value2]" will find the the same results as "x:value1
OR x:value2". When you do this, the search returns issues/events that match any search term.
An example of searching on the same key with a list of values:
Currently, you can't use this type of search on the keyword
is and you can't use wildcards with this type of search.
We recommend you never use reserved keywords (such as
project_id) as tags. But if you do, you must use the following syntax to search for it:
Sentry also offers the following advanced search options:
By default, search terms use the
AND operator; that is, they return the intersection of issues/events that match all search terms.
To change this, you can use the negation operator
! to exclude a search parameter.
In the example above, the search query returns all Issues that are unresolved and have not affected the user with the email address
Search supports the wildcard operator
* as a placeholder for specific characters and strings.
In the example above, the search query will match on
browser values like
"Safari 11.0.3", etc.
You may also combine operators like so:
In the above example, the search query returns results which do not have message values like
Page filters allow you to narrow down the results shown on a page by restricting data to a certain
Typically, these filters only persist within the current page, but you can choose to "lock" the current filter selection. When you do this, the locked filter and any changes to it are persisted throughout the application and remembered between sessions.