Track your R cron jobs

Instantly connect LogSnag to your R project to track your cron jobs and other important events - LogSnag makes event tracking easy.

When setting up cron jobs in R, it is usually crucial to keep track of their execution and whether they have been executed successfully or not. Sometimes, a minor failure in a cronjob can cause your R application to stop working correctly. LogSnag makes it easy to track your cron jobs and their execution status all in real-time, and it works seamlessly with your R code.


Setting up your account

Setting up LogSnag with R is very simple!

  1. Create a free LogSnag account.
  2. Create a new project on your dashboard.
  3. Copy your API token from the settings page.

R code snippets

Once your LogSnag account is set up, you can use the following code snippets to track your cron jobs. Just replace the YOUR_API_TOKEN with your LogSnag API token and update your project name.

Using R with httr
library(httr)

headers = c(
  'Content-Type' = 'application/json',
  'Authorization' = 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
)

body = '{
  "project": "my-saas",
  "channel": "cronjobs",
  "event": "Cronjob Started",
  "description": "job: email-notifications",
  "icon": "⏰",
  "notify": true
}';

res <- VERB("POST", url = "https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log", body = body, add_headers(headers))

cat(content(res, 'text'))
Using R with RCurl
library(RCurl)
headers = c(
  "Content-Type" = "application/json",
  "Authorization" = "Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN"
)
params = "{
  \"project\": \"my-saas\",
  \"channel\": \"cronjobs\",
  \"event\": \"Cronjob Started\",
  \"description\": \"job: email-notifications\",
  \"icon\": \"⏰\",
  \"notify\": true
}"
res <- postForm("https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log", .opts=list(postfields = params, httpheader = headers, followlocation = TRUE), style = "httppost")
cat(res)

R integration details

LogSnag is an easy-to-use event tracking tool that allows you to track any event within your R application. One of the most common use cases for LogSnag is tracking cron jobs as they are being executed. With LogSnag, you can receive real-time push notifications on your desktop and mobile devices whenever a new cronjob is executed. In addition, you can create simple charts and filter through your data to help you better understand how your R application is performing.

Other use-cases for LogSnag

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  15. Track when a form is submitted to your R application

  16. Track canceled subscriptions in your R application

  17. Monitor failed payments for your R application

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