Simple cdr management

hi. i would like to ask if there is a simple way to extract/manage cdrs.
i am running asterisk 10 and all i need is a way to manage cdrs without databases (odbc, mysql,…).
i was thinkings to extract the csv file and create a nice excel report from that, but i am confused how to do that.

I think that databases are the best way to go if you want to do any proper statistics.

You can open up the .csv file with Excell, so you don’t need to do any modifications to the existing .csv file where Asterisk is storing CDR’s by default.

You need to be aware that CDRs only handle simple calls well. For complex calls, you need to use call event logging, and will need to write code to interpret that in a way that makes sense for your dialplan, and the way people use your system.