Angular integrationedit

This document covers how to use Real User Monitoring JavaScript agent with Angular applications.

Supported versionsedit

This integration supports Angular versions ≥ 9.0.

Installing Elastic APM Angular packageedit

Install the @elastic/apm-rum-angular package as a dependency to your application:

npm install @elastic/apm-rum-angular --save

If you are using an Angular version < 9.0, use @elastic/apm-rum-angular 1.x to instrument your application. Details are available in a prior release.

Instrumenting your Angular applicationedit

The Angular integration packages exposes the ApmModule and ApmService which uses Angular’s dependency injection pattern and will start subscribing to Angular Router Events once the service is initialized.

ApmService must be initialized from either the application module or application component since the RUM agent has to start capturing all the resources and API calls as soon as possible.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { Routes, RouterModule } from '@angular/router'
import { ApmModule, ApmService } from '@elastic/apm-rum-angular'

const routes: Routes = [
  { path: 'contact', component: ContactListComponent },
  { path: 'contact/:id', component: ContactDetailComponent }

  imports: [ApmModule, BrowserModule, RouterModule.forRoot(routes)],
  declarations: [AppComponent, ContactListComponent, ContactDetailComponent],
  providers: [ApmService],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule {
  constructor(service: ApmService) {
    // Agent API is exposed through this apm instance
    const apm = service.init({
      serviceName: 'angular-app',
      serverUrl: 'http://localhost:8200'

      'username': 'foo',
      'id': 'bar'

Once the service is initialized, both page load and Single page application navigation events will be captured as transactions with the path of the route as its name and page-load or route-change as type.

Capturing errors in Angular applicationsedit

By default, when an error is thrown inside the Angular application, the default error handler prints the error messages to the console without rethrowing them as browser events.

ApmErrorHandler provides a centralized error handling which captures and reports the errors to be shown in the APM UI and also logs them to the browser console.

import { ErrorHandler } from '@angular/core'
import { ApmErrorHandler } from '@elastic/apm-rum-angular'

  providers: [
      provide: ErrorHandler,
      useClass: ApmErrorHandler
class AppModule {}