Monitoring the errors collected by Datadog is critical to your system’s health, but there can be so many individual error events that it’s hard to identify which ones matter the most and should be fixed first. Error Tracking makes it easier to monitor errors by:
The Datadog tracers collect errors through integrations and manual instrumentation of the source code. Error spans within a trace are processed by Error Tracking when they are located in the uppermost service span, which is also called the service entry span.
Error Tracking computes a fingerprint for each error span it processes using the error type, the error message, and the frames that form the stack trace. Errors with the same fingerprint are grouped together and belong to the same issue.