Database auto-linking filter

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Database auto-linking filter.

Database auto-linking is a site Filter that will create links to a database entry where the name/title (word or phrase) of the database entry is used within the same course in which the database is located. This includes forum postings, pages, labels etc.

Database auto-linking must be enabled by an administrator via Settings > Site Administration > Plugins> Filters. This Filter can be enabled by selecting either On (where database entries will be by default auto-linked) or Off but available (where the option to use auto-linking is provided in the database activity settings).

Note: If entries are required before viewing, the database auto-linking filter should be disabled. This is because the database auto-linking filter can't determine whether a user has submitted the required number of entries.

In addition, you can apply this filter to Content or to Content and headings within a course. Please note applying filters to headings as well as content can greatly increase the load on your server. It is recommended to use the 'Apply to' settings sparingly. The main use is with the multilang filter.

Using the up/down arrows in the Order column you can specify the order in which each of the enabled Filters are applied.