View and filter errors

This guide shows you how to view and filter errors with the Google Cloud console. You can filter, sort, and view additional details about errors, as well as restrict errors to a specific time range.

The Error Reporting page displays a list of error groups that match the current filter. Each row shows information such as the resolution status, response code, and error name for an error group. The Occurrences column shows a bar graph with blue bars that represent the number of times an error occurred within the selected time range. When you filter error groups by text, the bar graphs show grey bars to represent the number of errors that didn't match the text filter:

The user interface showing filtered error list.

For information on how Error Reporting organizes errors into error groups, see How errors are grouped.

Before you begin

  • To get the permissions that you need to view and filter errors, ask your administrator to grant you the Error Reporting Viewer (roles/errorreporting.viewer) IAM role on your project. For more information about granting roles, see Manage access.

    You might also be able to get the required permissions through custom roles or other predefined roles.

View error details

The details of an error group include the history of errors, the resolution status, the number of occurrences, and a timestamped list of errors. Each entry in the list contains a link to relevant logs and, when available, a stacktrace.

To view the details of an error group, do the following:

  1. In the navigation panel of the Google Cloud console, select Error Reporting, and then select your Google Cloud project:

    Go to Error Reporting

  2. Click the error name.

    The Error Group Details page displays information about the error group, including the history of an error, specific error instances, and diagnostic information from error samples. If Duet AI is enabled in the project, then you can use Duet AI to get troubleshooting suggestions.

    The following screenshot shows an Error Group Details page:

    The user interface showing the error details view.

View associated log entries

To view the log entry associated with a sample error, click View Logs from any entry in the Recent samples panel. This takes you to the Logs Explorer page.

In the Logs Explorer, the query-editor pane is pre-populated with a filter that contains the error_groups ID field. The list of log entries contributing to that error group is shown in the Query results pane.

When a log entry is part of an error group, Logs Explorer adds the error group button () to the display of the log entry. Click the button to access grouping details or to change which log entries are shown. For more information, see Find log entries with error groups.

For more information on using the Google Cloud console to view these logs, see Using the Logs Explorer.

Filter error groups

To filter and restrict the types of error groups that appear in the list of error groups on the Error Reporting page, use the filter menus. You can filter by the error group resource, status, and text strings.

Filter error groups by resource

To filter error groups by resource, select the All Resources menu and then select a resource. Some resources let you further filter by error group labels. The type and number of available error group labels vary depending on the resource. For example, if you have error groups for the Kubernetes Container Services resource, then you can filter first by service and then by version:

The error reporting Resource filter menu showing the available error group label filters for the Kubernetes Container Services resource.

To save your selections, click Apply.

To clear your resource filters and reset the list of filtered error groups, select Reset and then select Apply.

Filter error groups by status

To filter errors by error status, select the Open, Acknowledged menu, and then select your error statuses. The name of the filter changes based on the selected statuses.

Filter error groups by text

To filter errors by text, enter a value in the Filter errors text field. The text filter can perform a text match on any of the following fields:

  • Error information
  • HTTP Response Code
  • Exception stack
  • Request URL
  • Report location
  • HTTP method

Sort errors

In addition to filtering, you can sort error groups by using any of the following headings:

  • Occurrences: Sorting on this column lets you see the most frequently occurring errors.
  • First seen: Sorting on this column helps you find the newest errors.
  • Last seen: Sorting on this column helps you see which errors are still occurring. You can also reverse sort to see which errors have stopped.


Following are other actions to help you view and filter your errors:

  • Link to issue: Clicking this button will allow you to add an issue tracker link to this error group.

The user interface showing bug icon viewing options.

  • View issue: Clicking this button will take you to the linked issue tracker page for this error group. If you need to remove an issue tracker link, you can do this on the error details page.

The user interface showing bug icon viewing options.

  • Auto reload: Reloads the list every 10 seconds.

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