Sentry's Python SDK enables automatic reporting of errors and performance data in your application.

On this page, we get you up and running with Sentry's SDK.

Don't already have an account and Sentry project established? Head over to, then return to this page.

If you prefer to follow video instructions, see How to Install the Sentry Python SDK in 60 Seconds.

Version 2.0 of the Sentry Python SDK is now available. If you're looking to upgrade from 1.x, check out the migration guide.

Sentry captures data by using an SDK within your application’s runtime.

Install our Python SDK using pip:

pip install --upgrade sentry-sdk

Configuration should happen as early as possible in your application's lifecycle.

Once this is done, Sentry's Python SDK captures all unhandled exceptions and transactions.

import sentry_sdk


    # Enable performance monitoring

Add this intentional error to your application to test that everything is working right away.

division_by_zero = 1 / 0

Learn more about manually capturing an error or message in our Usage documentation.

To view and resolve the recorded error, log into and open your project. Clicking on the error's title will open a page where you can see detailed information and mark it as resolved.

Not seeing your error in Sentry? Make sure you're running the above example from a file and not from a Python shell like IPython.

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