The specific functions of a Database will vary widely from one website to the next. Databases are added by the Web Team, as needed, to control custom features and store information.

Some reasons to consider building a database into a website might include:

  • Maintaining a significant amount of uniform data
  • Content is being presented in multiple places or specialized formats
  • Content needs to be sortable or filterable
  • Particular set of information must be searchable

Adding a Record

  1. On the Databases page, select "View Records" for the relevant Database.

Or

  1. Select the carrot beside "Databases" in the navigation and then click on the name of the relevant Database.

Now, on the individual Database page:

  1. Select "Add Record."
  2. Fill out all relevant fields. (Note: The fields, and required fields will vary for each site and each Database, depending on its purpose.)
  3. Save.

Editing an Existing Record

Use the search box to limit the results listed on an individual database records page. By default, all records will be displayed in alphabetical order (by slug).

  1. On the Databases page, select "View Records" for the relevant Database.

Or

  1. Select the carrot beside "Databases" in the navigation and then click on the name of the relevant Database.

Now, on the individual Database page:

  1. Select "Edit" for the relevant record.
  2. Adjust all relevant fields.
  3. Save.

Deleting a Record

  1. On the Databases page, select "View Records" for the relevant Database.

Or

  1. Select the carrot beside "Databases" in the navigation and then click on the name of the relevant Database.

Now, on the individual Database page:

  1. Select "Delete" for the record being removed.