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==Importing a preset==
 
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[[Image:Database preset.png|thumb|Database presets page]]
 
[[Image:Database preset.png|thumb|Database presets page]]
 
To use a preset:
 
To use a preset:
  
#On the database page, click the Presets tab.
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# On the database page, click the Presets tab.
#Either click the "Choose file" button, browse for the preset ZIP on your computer and click Import, or choose a previously loaded preset.
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# The usual way to import a preset is clicking the "Choose file" button and browsing to the ZIP file containing the preset (eg. "preset.zip") stored on the server. If there does not yet exist a preset ZIP file on the server, upload it from your local machine. Choose the desired preset file by clicking on its "Choose file" link. Finally, click "Import".
#If you desire, customize the fields and templates.
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# Alternatively, you can choose a previously loaded preset.
 
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# After the import, you can start to add or import entries. All the hard work of setting up the fields and templates has been done for you. If you desire, you can still customize the fields and templates.
That’s all there is to use a preset. All the hard work of setting up the templates has been done for you.
 
  
 
{{Moodle 1.9}}In Moodle 1.9.1 onwards, you are given the option to overwrite current database settings (such as required entries, entries required before viewing, maximum entries, comments etc.) by the preset. Simply click the "Overwrite current settings" checkbox after importing or choosing a previously loaded preset.
 
{{Moodle 1.9}}In Moodle 1.9.1 onwards, you are given the option to overwrite current database settings (such as required entries, entries required before viewing, maximum entries, comments etc.) by the preset. Simply click the "Overwrite current settings" checkbox after importing or choosing a previously loaded preset.

Revision as of 18:32, 15 May 2008

Template:Databases To avoid the necessity of always having to create a new database from scratch, the database module has a presets feature (in Moodle 1.7 onwards). An image gallery preset is currently included in the database module to help get you started. You can create your own presets as well and share them with others.

Importing a preset

Database presets page

To use a preset:

  1. On the database page, click the Presets tab.
  2. The usual way to import a preset is clicking the "Choose file" button and browsing to the ZIP file containing the preset (eg. "preset.zip") stored on the server. If there does not yet exist a preset ZIP file on the server, upload it from your local machine. Choose the desired preset file by clicking on its "Choose file" link. Finally, click "Import".
  3. Alternatively, you can choose a previously loaded preset.
  4. After the import, you can start to add or import entries. All the hard work of setting up the fields and templates has been done for you. If you desire, you can still customize the fields and templates.

Template:Moodle 1.9In Moodle 1.9.1 onwards, you are given the option to overwrite current database settings (such as required entries, entries required before viewing, maximum entries, comments etc.) by the preset. Simply click the "Overwrite current settings" checkbox after importing or choosing a previously loaded preset.

Exporting a preset

If you wish to share your database presets with others, you have two options:

  1. Export as a ZIP file, which can then be imported to another course or Moodle site.
  2. Save as a preset, which publishes the database for other teachers on your site to use. It will then appear in the preset list. (You can delete it from the list at any time.)

Note: Only the fields and templates of the database are copied when exporting or saving it as a preset, not the entries.

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: