Ad-hoc database queries

Reports ::: report_customsql
Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt, at the OU (Perry building)Mahmoud Kassaei
This report plugin allows Administrators to set up arbitrary database queries to act as ad-hoc reports. Reports can be of two types, either run on demand, or scheduled to run automatically. Other users with the right capability can go in and see a list of queries that they have access to. Results can be viewed on-screen or downloaded as CSV.

Ad-hoc database queries 2.4 for Moodle 2.2+

Moodle 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Released: Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:11 PM

Ad-hoc database queries

This report plugin allows Administrators to set up arbitrary database queries to act as ad-hoc reports. Reports can be of two types, either run on demand, or scheduled to run automatically.

Other users with the right capability can go in and see a list of queries that they have access to. Results can be viewed on-screen or downloaded as CSV.

Reports can contain placeholders, in which case, the user running the report is presented with a form where they can enter the values to substitute for the placeholders before running the report.

Scheduled reports can also be set to be send out be email whenever they are generated.

If a column has a name ending in 'date' and contains integer values, then they will be assumed to be unix timestamps, and formatted as dates. If a query placeholder has a name ending in 'date', then users will be give a date-time selector to input the value of that parameter.

You can set a limit on the maximum number of rows returned by a query (up to the hard limit of 5000).

See http://docs.moodle.org/25/en/Custom_SQL_queries_report for more information.

Written by Tim Hunt and converted to Moodle 2.0 by Derek Woolhead, both from The Open University (http://www.open.ac.uk/). There have also been contibutions but many others, as you can see in the git log.

To install using git, type this command in the root of your Moodle install git clone

git@github.com:moodleou/moodle-report_customsql.git report/customsql

This version of the report is compatible with Moodle 2.2 or later. (Tested on Moodle 2.4+.)

Version information

Version build number
2013062400
Version release name
2.4 for Moodle 2.2+
Can be updated to
2.5 for Moodle 2.4+, 2.6 for Moodle 2.4+ (2014020700), 2.7 for Moodle 2.4+ (2014061800)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
fe6db32934f8c9af367b64c9635fd1f1
Supported software
Moodle 2.2, Moodle 2.3, Moodle 2.4, Moodle 2.5

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
master
VCS tag
v2.4

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Reports

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myreport") in the "report" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation