Counting How many times a song is used

Hi all,

I’m working on helping our church with our multimedia presentations, and I happened to come across this program. It seems to do most of what I am looking for in a pretty easy to use manner, and the active forum is very encouraging.

Is there a way to keep track of how many times a song is used in a service? Like for example if the worship team play Living hope 4 times in a month, I would be able to go and see that it was used 4 times, and if they played it another 3 times next month it would go up to 7. I know OpenLP and Song of Songs has that feature, so I was wondering if that was something Quelea has also. Maybe also a field somewhere where I could put the worship leader’s name.

Hello Rynjas,
I’ve added this request for song counting information to the following request for change on Quelea Github
Regards and blessings,
Dirk / Q user


Awesome! Thanks. That information would be really helpful.

Also I know this is sort of a separate topic, but is there a way to export songs as .docx instead of.pdf? Either in the program itself or if there’s an easy way to merge and convert all the songs from a set into one document. I’m sure I can find a way to do it but I wanted to see if anyone else here has any experience with that process.

Thanks Dirk that will assist with the annual report to CCLI.

To lessen the effort on the ccli reporting, our church currently uses the Quelea menu option “Export order of service to PDF” to do the reporting on a weekly basis. This schedule PDF shows the CCLI number of a song, as registered in the Quelea database. Then, once every quater, we press the button “Done reporting” in CCL Online Reporting.


I just tried that and all I get are the song titles. I guess I need to setup the export in Quelea to include the CCLI numbers. OK just tried to find it but I guess I need to put the CCLI numbers in either the title or under the author of the song. That might be one of the things to add a separate field for the CCLI number.

The CCLI numbers printed on the Order of Service PDF are taken from the ‘CCLI number’ on the Detailed information’ tab of a schedule song:


So, there’s no need to encapsule the CCLI in either the title or author field. :slight_smile:

Preferably register the CCLI number of a song in the Quelea database version of that song. Then it automatically becomes avialable in the schedule when you add the song. And is displayed on the Order of Service PDF, as shown above.

For quick inserted schedule song, not yet in the database, the CCLI number can also be entered.