These Two Error Groups Were Merged – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Hilary CookProduct Updates, Updates8 Comments

Before merging your error groups

Make sure you are using the latest version of your Raygun language provider: Running your application on an outdated version means you won’t get all the benefits of the best grouping logic Raygun has to offer. Each time Raygun adds an updated version we include many edge cases from the billions of data points we collect.

You can follow the instructions to check that you are using the latest version of the Raygun language provider/s.

The merging feature

UPDATE December 2014 – You can now merge up to 100 error groups at a time!

The option to merge multiple similar error groups to make a single group is now available using the group list control in your Raygun error dashboard. Once merged, the hashes associated with the two original groups point to the new unified group.

You can find the Merge function by selecting several error groups. Selecting a single group displays the normal status change control. For example:

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 3.25.41 pm Selecting two groups displays a merge option

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Once you’ve selected the groups you want to merge, you can choose which group should be merged and which group should stay.

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 3.19.51 pm

Once complete, your list will refresh showing one error group instead of two or more. Simple error notifications can be yours!

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8 Comments on “These Two Error Groups Were Merged – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next”

  1. Darren

    This is a useful feature. It would be more useful if it were possible to merge more than two errors at a time.

    If either error recurs, will it be smart enough to put the new error straight into the merged group?

    1. Nick Harley

      Yes it has the smarts to put the error straight into the merged group. The ability to merge more than two errors at a time would prove useful, but it will take a lot of work to figure out the best UI and logic for how that operates.

      1. Darren

        I’d be happy to just tick a bunch of groups and hit the merge button. I don’t really care which one is seen as the one being merged ‘into’ – they’re all the same bug – just with different line numbers etc.

    1. Nick Harley

      It’s not currently possible to un-merge these groups hence the warning message before you merge them, but it is something we’re looking at as an enhancement. Feel free to add this feature here.

  2. RatStrydom

    Would also be great to be able to specify a filter to use to group all errors by (past and future). In your example it could be as simple as “Error: 404 Not Found: /p=*” or perhaps a SQL like syntax or even regular expression.

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