Asterisk cdr SQLite


Asterisk can store CDR records in a SQLite database, as an alternative to CSV text files and other database formats.


The module will automatically compile if you have the SQLite library and header files installed.

Create the database

The database table 'cdr' will be automatically created in /var/log/asterisk/cdr.db. There is only one (implicit) key in this table, on the auto-incrementing AcctId. If you need indizes to speed up your queries, you can create them manually like in the following example:

$ sqlite /var/log/asterisk/cdr.db
SQLite version 2.8.14
Enter ".help" for instructions
sqlite> create index cdr_src on cdr (src);
sqlite> create index cdr_dst on cdr (dst);

Edit the configuration file

There is no config file for SQLite. It's so simple, that you won't need one.

Database Location

Unless you modified the source code, the database can be found at
If you have sqlite installed, you can query the database by typing
sqlite /var/log/asterisk/cdr.db

Database Structure

The database contains a single table called "cdr".

Field Name Type
clid VARCHAR(80)
src VARCHAR(80)
dsst VARCHAR(80)
dcontext VARCHAR(80)
channel VARCHAR(80)
dstchannel VARCHAR(80)
lastapp VARCHAR(80)
lastdata VARCHAR(80)
start CHAR(19)
answer CHAR(19)
end CHAR(19)
duration INTEGER
billsec INTEGER
disposition INTEGER
amaflags INTEGER
accountcode INTEGER

Enable Userfield and uniqueid database fields if you need them

Userfield and uniqueid are sometime useful fields but i realized that they are not enabled by default (at least in asterisk-cvs), so in order to have them written to the cdr table you have to
edit the file cdr_sqlite.c like in the following aexample:

  1. define LOG_UNIQUEID 1
  2. define LOG_USERFIELD 1

and recompile asterisk. Also, if autoload is not enabled in your modules.conf you should add the line:

load =>

to your modules.conf.

Related Software


astCDRview is an open source, licensed under GNU/GPL, lightweight, Web-based, multi-language Asterisk SQLite CDR viewer that supports multiple outgoing carriers, multiple incoming numbers, billing, an address book, and extensions

See also

Created by: schurig, Last modification: Sat 03 of May, 2008 (13:50 UTC) by mikeOverIP
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