Database: Creating Database Fields

Creating Database Fields
Data Fields are the places where students will enter the data that will be stored in Moodle. Inside your database you will see a number of tabs. Select the "Fields" tab. Click on the drop down menu for "Create a new field" and select "Text". Name and describe the field and click add. The Fields tab now has a table listing the name, type and description of the field just added.

  • Autolinking: When this word appears anywhere in your Moodle course it will appear as a hyperlink which will lead back to this database entry.
  • Default Sort Field: This allows you to select how data will be organized when someone views the database as a whole. You can choose to organize data according to the time it was added, or by specific fields. You can also choose whether the data is viewed in Ascending or Descending order.