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How to configure a basic rollbar-gem integration | Support Level: Supported

Quick Start

Rollbar isn't dependent on Rack or Rails for most of its functionality. In a regular script, assuming you've installed the rollbar gem:

  1. Require rollbar
  2. Configure rollbar
  3. Send Rollbar data
require 'rollbar'

Rollbar.configure do |config|
  config.access_token = 'POST_SERVER_ITEM_ACCESS_TOKEN'
  config.environment = 'production'
  config.code_version = 'a9ee83ce' # typically git commit SHA

  # Other Configuration Settings

Rollbar.debug("Running Script")

  run_script ARGV
rescue Exception => e # Never rescue Exception *unless* you re-raise in rescue body
  raise e
end"Script ran successfully")

Test your installation

If you're not using Rails, you may first need to add the following to your Rakefile:

require 'rollbar/rake_tasks'

You may also need to add an :environment task to your Rakefile if you haven't already defined one. At a bare minimum, this task should call Rollbar.configure() and set your access token.

task :environment do
  Rollbar.configure do |config |
    config.access_token = '...'

To confirm that it worked, run:

$ rake rollbar:test

This will raise an exception within a test request; if it works, you'll see a stacktrace in the console, and the exception will appear in the Rollbar dashboard.


For more information on rollbar-gem, please see the docs here.