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Logging Client-Side JavaScript errors for Django

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The Django JS Error Logging is logging for Client-Side JavaScript errors. You can log by the following three ways.

  • Save to Django model
  • Notify by Email
  • Logging by python logger


  1. Add the jserrorlogging directory to your Python path.

    Can use pip command:

    $ pip install django-js-error-logging
  2. Add jserrorlogging to your INSTALLED_APPS.:

        # ...
        # ...
  3. Add the following context processor to your TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS.:

        # ...
        # ...
  4. Add the following configuration to your

    urlpatterns = patterns(
        # ...
        url(r'^jserr/$', include('jserrorlogging.urls', namespace='jserrorlogging')),
        # ...
  5. Add the following templatetag to head tag in your template.:

    # ...
    {% include "jserrorlogging/includes/script.html" %}
    # ...

    About more information of static files for Django, you can see at

  6. Add the following static files.

    Copy static/jserrorlogging directory to STATIC_ROOT or run the following command:

    $ python collectstatic
  7. Run syncdb.:

    $ python syncdb

    Note: When your project use South, run the following command.:

    $ python migrate jserrorlogging

    If you don’t want to save to django model, don’t you run these commands.


Django JS Error Logging has the following optional settings.

Save to Django model

You can see results of logging in Admin site.

This option is default enabled. When you don’t need to this option, JSERRORLOGGING_ENABLE_MODEL set to False.

Notify by Email

You can send results of logging to Email.

This option is default enabled. When you don’t need to this option, JSERRORLOGGING_ENABLE_MAIL set to False.


Default: settings.MANAGERS

You can set the custom recipients for notification:

    ('someone', ''),

Default: 3600

When the same errors occurred, you can stop notification for the duration of this setting (seconds).

Logging by python logger

You can use Python’s builtin logger.

This option is default disabled. When you need to this option, JSERRORLOGGING_ENABLE_LOGGER set to True. And JSERRORLOGGING_LOGGER_NAME set to your custom logger name.


    # ...
    'loggers': {
        # ...
        'jserror': {
            'handlers': ['console', 'mail_admins'],
            'level': 'INFO',
            'filters': ['special']
        # ...
    # ...

# ...


# ...

About more information of logging for Django, you can see at

Logging additional data

You can log your custom data.

For example, Django JS Error Logging has another template for the following additional data.

  • request.session.session_key

When you want to log user_id and session_key, set the following templatetag:

# ...
{% include "jserrorlogging/includes/script_with_user.html" %}
# ...

If you want to log another data, Create a template that extends jserrorlogging/includes/script.html and edit meta_data block.

Example (path_to_your_template_dir/script_with_more_data.html):

{% extends "jserrorlogging/includes/script.html" %}
{% block meta_data %}
djjserr.meta = {
    username: '{{ user.username }}',
    always_true: true
{% endblock %}


other configuration options.


Default: ‘jserrorlogging.Log’

A name of model to save log.


Default: settings.STATIC_URL + ‘jserrorlogging/’

A URL of script files for Django JS Error Logging.

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