[Freeswitch-users] get info from DB into channel variable in xml dialplan

Abaci abaci64 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 01:26:41 MSD 2012

to avoid the overhead of XML+curl+lua+JSON4Lua and use just XML+curl. I 
know Lua is light but it adds up especially if you do more than one per 

On 6/18/2012 5:15 PM, Michael Collins wrote:
> My guess is that if you want/need to skip Lua then you'll need to do 
> some regex magic to parse out the response data. However, I'm 
> wondering what the aversion to Lua is. It's ridiculously light and 
> it's pretty easy to use. What's the downside?
> -MC
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Abaci <abaci64 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:abaci64 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     We are looking for a way to set a few variables in the XML
>     dialplan with information stored in a MySQL DB, the simplest seems
>     to be to use mod_odbc_query which will set channel variables (see
>     http://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/Mod_odbc_query#APP), problem is
>     that we prefer not to access the DB directly from xml.
>     The other option is to use mod_curl which gets the result into a
>     channel variable named 'curl_response_data', problem is that we
>     have multiple values that we need in separate channel variables,
>     and I can't find any documentation on how to do that, is there any
>     way to do this using json etc?
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