Difference between revisions of "Database auto-linking filter"

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<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#Filters|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>
 
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If site-wide database auto-linking is enabled by an administrator (via ''Site Administration > Plugins> Filters'' ) any entries in a database will be automatically linked to where the concept words and/or phrases appear within that same course. This includes forum postings, internal resources, week summaries etc.
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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.
  
Note: If you do not want particular text to be linked (in a forum posting, say) then you should add <nolink> and </nolink> tags around the text.
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Database auto-linking must be enabled by an administrator via ''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).
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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.
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Using the up/down arrows in the Order column you can specify the order in which each of the enabled Filters are applied.

Revision as of 10:42, 26 August 2011

Please refer to these notes before editing this page.

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 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).

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.