rapidsms.contrib.messagelog

The messagelog contrib application maintains a database record of all messages sent and received by RapidSMS.

 

Installation

  1. Add "rapidsms.contrib.messagelog" to INSTALLED_APPS in your settings file:

     INSTALLED_APPS = [
        ...
        "rapidsms.contrib.messagelog",
        ...
    ]
    
  2. Add messagelog URLs to your urlconf:

     urlpatterns = patterns("",
        ...
        (r"^messagelog/", include("rapidsms.contrib.messagelog.urls")),
        ...
    )
    
  3. Create database tables for the messagelog models:

 $ python manage.py syncdb
  1. Optionally, add a link to the message log view from your rapidsms/_nav_bar.html template:
 {% load url from future %} 
<li><a href="{% url "message_log" %}">Message Log</a></li>
 

Usage

messagelog defines the Message database model, which stores key information about an IncomingMessage or OutgoingMessage:

connection:The RapidSMS Connection to which the message was sent.
contact:The RapidSMS Contact associated with the connection.
date:When the message was sent.
text:The text of the message.
direction:Message.INCOMING or Message.OUTGOING.

Upon parsing an IncomingMessage, messagelog creates a Message object and sets the logger_msg property of the IncomingMessage to be the Message object.

Upon processing an OutgoingMessage, messagelog creates a Message object and sets the logger_msg property of the OutgoingMessage to be the Message object.

You can navigate to the message_log view to browse the full list of stored messages.