Talk:Viewing a database

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Viewing a database.

Opening Moodle Docs page in a new window

The help docs link to the moodle pages online doesn't default to open in new window! Very frustrating that... having to go back to find your last page...

It's quite easy to open a Moodle Docs page in a new window or tab e.g. Shift + left-click for IE. --Helen Foster 05:27, 27 May 2006 (WST)
Still, most teachers don't know hotkeys of IE... I didn't know the shift+left click... but then again I don't use IE... I'm the local computer 'tech' and the teachers I encounter have relatively no training and don't understand why applications perform the way they do. Usability is a HUGE issue and little bumps for teachers are mountains for most when it comes to technology.--Dennis Daniels 14:23, 30 May 2006 (WST)

View List

You'll be able to view the contents of your current database entries...

It really needs to be viewable in simple text as csv and and in tables... databases can get quite complex very quickly and viewing as as stacked data set makes almost no sense IMHO. Viewing as a text file will speed reusage of the datasets as it makes it easier to manipulate the data later.--Dennis Daniels 20:00, 25 May 2006 (WST)
Furthermore, the list needs to have the ability to add multiple approval checkboxes so that a teacher/TA can scan down and approve lots of entries without have to have the page refresh everytime... hard on the server... and very slow...think about using the same kind of quick grading interface used in the assignment module... and extending the tags so that they can be used anywhere!--Dennis Daniels 20:39, 25 May 2006 (WST)

View single

There's also view single

mod/data/view.php?d=1&mode=single

You can add comments to the entries there...

Usage

How can I tell who made what entry? There's no indication of 'ownership' of the data entry---Dennis Daniels 16:38, 25 May 2006 (WST)
You can show who made an entry using ##User##. See [1] --Harry Smith 14:33, 31 May 2006 (WST)
I wonder who else can add comments? Teachers? Students? Is this a future role thing?--Dennis Daniels 16:00, 25 May 2006 (WST)
I think comments is either on or off at the moment for all users. Don't know about future plans. --Harry Smith 14:33, 31 May 2006 (WST)