Database FAQ

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There are two types of "databases" in Moodle:

a) The Moodle activity named Database
b) The database on your server where Moodle stores all its content

Here is some additional information that may help guide you to more information to answer your FAQs

Database activity module

Moodle Docs

Moodle database

Moodle Docs links

DBDesigner 4 is a schema drawing program for MySQL data bases released under GPL.

Moodle Forums links

Non links

Moodle core libraries

Moodle's core libraries provide lots of functions for working with the database.


XMLDB stores the database definition in an XML format that can be used to install Moodle on any database.

Introduction to Moodle Programming course:

Different kinds of databases

New database layer in Moodle 2.0

See also: