Integrate your Airbrake project with Zapier
You can turn Airbrake errors into triggers for 500+ apps with the Airbrake V2
Zapier integration. Combine with filters to specify which
errors trigger actions and which are ignored. Easily create pingdom incidents,
phone calls, slack
@channel messages, SMS messages, and more.
Unlock Beta & Configure Airbrake V2
Before continuing, it’s important to unlock the Airbrake V2 Beta. You won’t be able to integrate correctly without first unlocking Airbrake V2.
Connect account with Subdomain and user
Follow the prompts to connect a new account.
Zapier will open a new browser window to collect your Airbrake account info.
Your subdomain is present in the address bar after logging
into Airbrake and Your
AUTH_TOKEN is available
from the your user settings accessible from the settings link in the upper
right dropdown in the Airbrake UI.
Choose a project to watch for new errors
Test the project and continue
Add a filter
Triggering on every exception might quickly consume your available tasks in Zapier. You can leverage filters to put rules in place that only continue if, for example the error type matches one you specify. If you want to create a Zap to serve as an early alert, it might be worth filtering for errors caused by:
- database connectivity problems
- payment processing failures
- email delivery failures
- unavailable third party services
- failed production smoke tests
In this example we will create a filter that triggers an action only for some
database connectivity related errors. Specifically for
Select the filter
We want to use an
Only continue if... filter where we specify conditions/rules
that decide if the Zap continues to the next action.
Adding our Filters
We only want to continue to the next action if the error’s type is
Redis::CannotConnectError, our filter does just that:
Test the filter
If the last error in your project matches our above filter then testing this
one should pass. This is what a pass looks like for our
Add an action
Chose an action app
You can choose any of the 500+ apps available from Zapier. For this example we are going to be using be the built-in SMS app to send an SMS message with basic details of the error.
Configuring the SMS message
If we want our SMS message to read like this:
Airbrake error for
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Then this is how we configure the SMS message in Zapier:
SMS example message
Here is a web preview of the SMS message sent as part of the test for the SMS action app. You should have received the SMS message to the number configured and be able to see expected values in the web output of the message body: