Laravel Error Handling Send Error report email


Exceptions in Laravel are handled by App\Exceptions\Handler.php

This file contains two functions by default. Report & Render. We will only be using the first

 public function report(Exception $e)

The report method is used to log exceptions or send them to an external service like BugSnag. By default, the report method simply passes the exception to the base class where the exception is logged. However, you are free to log exceptions however you wish.

Essentially this function just forwards the error and does nothing. Therefore, we can insert business logic to perform operations based on the error. For this example we will be sending an email containing the error information.

public function report(Exception $e)
    if ($e instanceof \Exception) {
        // Fetch the error information we would like to 
        // send to the view for emailing
        $error['file']    = $e->getFile();
        $error['code']    = $e->getCode();
        $error['line']    = $e->getLine();
        $error['message'] = $e->getMessage();
        $error['trace']   = $e->getTrace();

        // Only send email reports on production server
        if(ENV('APP_ENV') == "production"){
            #1. Queue email for sending on "exceptions_emails" queue
            #2. Use the emails.exception_notif view shown below
            #3. Pass the error array to the view as variable $e
            Mail::queueOn('exception_emails', 'emails.exception_notif', ["e" => $error], function ($m) {
                $m->subject("Laravel Error");
                $m->from(ENV("MAIL_FROM"), ENV("MAIL_NAME"));
                $m->to("", "Webmaster");


    // Pass the error on to continue processing
    return parent::report($e);

The view for the email ("emails.exception_notif") is below

$action = (\Route::getCurrentRoute()) ? \Route::getCurrentRoute()->getActionName() : "n/a";
$path = (\Route::getCurrentRoute()) ? \Route::getCurrentRoute()->getPath() : "n/a";
$user = (\Auth::check()) ? \Auth::user()->name : 'no login';

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<table border="1" width="100%">
    <tr><th >User:</th><td>{{ $user }}</td></tr>
    <tr><th >Message:</th><td>{{ $e['message'] }}</td></tr>
    <tr><th >Action:</th><td>{{ $action }}</td></tr>
    <tr><th >URI:</th><td>{{ $path }}</td></tr>
    <tr><th >Line:</th><td>{{ $e['line'] }}</td></tr>
    <tr><th >Code:</th><td>{{ $e['code'] }}</td></tr>