Flat file

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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: Flat file.

Location: Flat file edit settings link in Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Manage enrol plugins in 2.0 onwards or Administration > Courses > Enrolments pre-2.0


A flat file allows bulk enrolment management (enrol or unenrol) of existing users in existing course. The file is read one time by Moodle then erased. The file is located in the moodle file structure as a text file and Cron provides the timing when it is read.

Options

The site administrator should edit the settings for a flat file if it is enabled.

Options for flat file enrolment

Version 2.0

EnrolSettngsFlatFile 2.0.png

The default name and location of the file is .../moodledata/1/enrolments.txt.

If you do specify a file path, it should be absolute (eg /var/moodledata/enrolments.txt) and can be read and modified by the webserver process.

You can choose to have an email sent to notify the Administrator, Teachers and/or students when the file has been processed.

Flat file structure

The file should be structured with the action, role, user id, and course ID number. Optionally a start time and end time can be added as additional fields.

The edit field link will give details on how to format the flat file on the Administration > Courses > Enrolments page.

Flat file instructions for fields and records

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: