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How to configure your django app to log errors:

We’ll use a third party service called sentry:

Install sentry:

pip3 install raven
pip3 install sentry_sdk

In the application’s settings.py, add at the end:

import sentry_sdk
from sentry_sdk.integrations.django import DjangoIntegration

    dsn="https://[email protected]/1286246",

import logging.config
import os
from django.utils.log import DEFAULT_LOGGING
# Disable Django's logging setup
LOGLEVEL = os.environ.get('LOGLEVEL', 'info').upper()
    'version': 1,
    'disable_existing_loggers': False,
    'formatters': {
        'default': {
            # exact format is not important, this is the minimum information
            'format': '%(asctime)s %(name)-12s %(levelname)-8s %(message)s',
        'django.server': DEFAULT_LOGGING['formatters']['django.server'],
    'handlers': {
        # console logs to stderr
        'console': {
            'class': 'logging.StreamHandler',
            'formatter': 'default',
        # Add Handler for Sentry for `warning` and above
        'sentry': {
            'level': 'WARNING',
            'class': 'raven.contrib.django.raven_compat.handlers.SentryHandler',
        'django.server': DEFAULT_LOGGING['handlers']['django.server'],
    'loggers': {
        # default for all undefined Python modules
        '': {
            'level': 'WARNING',
            'handlers': ['console', 'sentry'],
        # Our application code
        'appointments': {
            'level': LOGLEVEL,
            'handlers': ['console', 'sentry'],
            # Avoid double logging because of root logger
            'propagate': False,
        # Prevent noisy modules from logging to Sentry
        'noisy_module': {
            'level': 'ERROR',
            'handlers': ['console'],
            'propagate': False,
        # Default runserver request logging
        'django.server': DEFAULT_LOGGING['loggers']['django.server'],

In the top of views, after imports, add:

# Adding Logging
import logging
logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)

In the actual code, use:

logger.info("In clinic_home. Displaying clinic info for %s", cliniclabel)
logger.debug("request is %s", request)

1. Peter Baumgartner(@ipmb)’s gist
2. lincolnloop blog
3. django docs on logging.
4. pydocs