Application Errors

The errors component is a very powerful functionality that allows you to have an overview of the errors occurred inside your application, with the possibility of being notified via email.

In order to provide you with a complex crud functionality inside the admin, the errors crud implements the following out of the box:

Admin Interface

Before going deeper, you should know that there's already a section in the admin from where you can manage all your settings.

You can find the errors section inside Admin -> System Settings -> Errors.
Feel free to explore all available options this section offers.

Errors List

How It Works

First of all, let's understand the workflow behind errors.

The Workflow

Usage

Let's see how you can enable error logging and leverage its power.

Enable Error Logging

By default, no errors occurred inside your application will be logged in the admin panel.
To enable this, modify your .env file with the following:

SAVE_ERRORS=true

Ignore Specific Errors

You can ignore certain errors from being logged when they occur, by adding their fully qualified namespaces inside the config/varbox/errors.php, specifically in the ignore_errors key.

/*
|
| Here you can specify any exceptions that you don't want to be saved/emailed.
| You can specify which exceptions to ignore by adding their FQNs in an array format.
|
*/
'ignore_errors' => [
    '\Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Exception\NotFoundHttpException',
    '\Facade\Ignition\Exceptions\ViewException',
    '\Symfony\Component\ErrorHandler\Error\FatalError',
],

Error Email Notification

By default no email notifications are triggered when an error is logged, but you can enable this for your desired email addresses by adding them inside the config/varbox/errors.php, specifically in the notification_emails key.

/*
|
| You can be notified via email when an error has occurred in the system.
| Specify any email addresses and each address will receive the notifications.
|
*/
'notification_emails' => [
    'you@mail.com',
    'other@mail.com',
]

Once you've done this, behind the scenes the Varbox\Mail\ErrorSavedMail mailable will be used for sending the emails. You can also customize the email's contents by modifying the resources/views/vendor/varbox/emails/error_saved.blade.php blade file.

Delete Old Errors

There are two ways to delete old errors:

Either of these options are fine, but they're still manual. It's recommended to schedule the varbox:clean-errors command to run daily, inside your App\Console\Kernel class.

/**
 * Define the application's command schedule.
 *
 * @param \Illuminate\Console\Scheduling\Schedule $schedule
 * @return void
 */
protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)
{
    $schedule->command('varbox:clean-errors')->daily();
}

The way to determine what errors are old, is by using the old_threshold key from inside the config/varbox/errors.php config file, so feel free to modify that value.

/*
|
| This option accepts an integer, representing the number of days.
|
| This option is used to delete error records older than the number of days supplied when:
| - executing the cli command: "php artisan varbox:clean-errors"
| - clicking the "Delete Old Errors" button from the admin panel, inside the error list view
|
| If set to "null" or "0", no past errors will be deleted whatsoever.
|
*/
'old_threshold' => 30,

Configuration

The error configuration file is located at config/varbox/errors.php.

For more information on how you can customize the system settings components, please read the comments from their configuration files.

Overwrite Bindings

In your projects, you may stumble upon the need to modify the behavior of these classes, in order to fit your needs. Varbox makes this possible via the config/varbox/bindings.php configuration file. In that file, you'll find every customizable class the platform uses.

For more information on how the class binding works, please refer to the Custom Bindings documentation section.

The error classes available for binding overwrites are:

Varbox\Models\Error

Found in config/varbox/bindings.php at models.error_model key.
This class represents the error model.

Varbox\Controllers\ErrorsController

Found in config/varbox/bindings.php at controllers.errors_controller key.
This class is used for interactions with the "Admin -> System Settings -> Errors" section.

Varbox\Filters\ErrorFilter

Found in config/varbox/bindings.php at filters.error_filter key.
This class is used for applying the filtering logic.

Varbox\Sorts\ErrorSort

Found in config/varbox/bindings.php at sorts.error_sort key.
This class is used for applying the sorting logic.