Database activity FAQ

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle is probably available here: Database activity FAQ.


Where can I download additional database presets?

See Database presets for discussion links with presets for download.

How can I create a database in which students can only view their own entries?


  • Set up the database so that entries require approval. If the entries are never approved, then only the student that added a particular entry and the teachers can view it.


  • Set the group mode of the database to "Separate groups" and assign each student to a separate group.

How can I enable a sort function by clicking on the field headings?

For sorting, you need to manually create the link in the template around that heading. To find the URL you need, you can do a sort using the menus and then look in the URLs. Take out everything but the d, sort and order parameters. For example,

How can I add highlighting like on the Module and plugins page?

In the repeated part of the template (note onmouseover and onmouseout to change the classes):

<tr onmouseover="this.className='trhighlight'" onmouseout="this.className='trnormal'">
 <td class="c0"><b><a href="##MoreURL##">[[Name]]</a></b></td>
 <td class="c1">[[Type]]</td>
 <td class="c2">[[Requirement]]</td>
 <td class="c3">[[Status]]</td>
 <td class="c4">[[Summary]]</td>
 <td align="center" class="c5">##Edit## ##Delete## ##More## ##Approve## </td>

In the CSS template there are two styles:

.trnormal td {
   background-color: #FFFFFF;
 .trhighlight td {
   background-color: #EEEEEE;

How can I list database information horizontally instead of vertically?

Can't get columns to line up in list view

How can I make an Encyclopedia database preset?

Is there a Time stamp for database entries?

How can I make the title of an entry into a link?

To make the title of an entry in list view link to the single view, add the following code to the list template:

<a href="##moreurl##">[[Title]]</a>

See also

Using Moodle forum discussions: