[asterisk-dev] Asterisk 1.6 Realtime Database must use ', ' not '|' in appdata field?

JR Richardson jmr.richardson at gmail.com
Thu May 22 15:30:57 CDT 2008

> > So I'm guessing pipe processing has been deprecated or possibly this is a
> > bug?
> Removed.  Comma is what most people are used to using in extensions.conf,
> and has thus been made the authoritative delimiter.
> > The problem is that 1.2 (which i still use in production) behavior
> > requires a | for the separator in the appdata fields for ARA database
> > operation due to ',' being a end of field indication for the database
> I don't understand this.  Character type fields are all enclosed in quotes,
> and commas are fine embedded in fields.
Curious, when was '|' removed? 1.4 or 1.6?

The ',' used inside of a database field is not a real problem for the
database once it's there, the issue arises during import/export
operations to and from the database.  This has a great potential to
screw up the database, one bad csv import and all hell breaks loose.
I'm sure this is why 1.2 ARA used pipes.  To have to change all
provisioning, documentation, methods for importing, just to upgrade
from 1.2 to 1.6 will be a considerable effort, plus it will have to be
a hot-cut for my database, almost not worth doing.

I'm not opposed to commas at all, but if it were at lease backwards
compatible, I could gradually remove the pipes from my database over
time.  I have allot of database and allot of pipes in that database.


JR Richardson
Engineering for the Masses

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