Ignore Namespaces

In a previous guide, we walked through the steps needed to set up custom namespaces in your application. You can use these namespaces to group parts of an application together, but you can also use them to ignore these namespaces entirely. This could be a good alternative to ignoring many individual actions.

💡 Ignoring namespaces will ignore error and performance data from all actions in namespaces. AppSignal will still report custom metrics data recorded in any of the namespace actions.

Ignoring namespaces

Namespaces can be ignored by customizing your application's AppSignal integration configuration. The "ignore namespaces" configuration option will allow you to configure a denylist of namespaces. Any namespaces in this list will be ignored, meaning the data from these actions will not be sent to the AppSignal servers and will not count towards your organization's billing plan.

The "ignore namespaces" config option is configured differently per integration language. See the list of integrations below for the one your app uses:

Ruby Elixir Node.js

💡 If you're unsure what namespaces you need to configure in your application's AppSignal configuration, you can use the namespaces filtering dropdown on AppSignal.com and copy those namespaces into your AppSignal configuration.

Ruby

To ignore namespaces in Ruby, add the following to your AppSignal configuration file. The ignore_namespaces value is an Array of Strings.

# Example: config/appsignal.yml
production:
  ignore_namespaces:
    - "http_request" # "web" namespace on AppSignal
    - "background_job" # "background" namespace on AppSignal
    - "admin"
    - "private"
  # Other config

For more information about this config option, see the ignore_namespaces config option documentation.

Elixir

To ignore namespaces in Elixir, add the following to your AppSignal configuration file. The ignore_namespaces value is a List of Strings.

# Example: config/appsignal.exs
use Mix.Config
 
config :appsignal, :config,
  ignore_namespaces: [
    "http_request", # "web" namespace on AppSignal
    "background_job", # "background" namespace on AppSignal
    "admin",
    "private"
  ]

For more information about this config option, see the ignore_namespaces config option documentation.

Node.js

To ignore namespaces in Node.js, add the following to your AppSignal configuration file. The ignoreNamespaces value is an Array of Strings.

// Example: appsignal.js
const { Appsignal } = require("@appsignal/nodejs");
 
const appsignal = new Appsignal({
  // Other config
  ignoreNamespaces: ["web", "background", "admin", "private"],
});
 
module.exports = { appsignal };

For more information about this config option, see the ignoreNamespaces config option documentation.

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