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It is based on MediaWiki and it allows users to change the content.
 
It is based on MediaWiki and it allows users to change the content.
 
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing_pages shows how to edit pages in "standard" media wiki.
 
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing_pages shows how to edit pages in "standard" media wiki.
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*Only users with the '''teacher''' role can edit pages.
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**Any teachers who can help with fixing errors or creating content are most welcome
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**Send an email (ideally from an educational address) to qa-sqlzoo@gmail.com and tell us your user name - we can add that role so that you can edit.
  
 
SQLZoo features:
 
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==Clear Results==
 
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Latest revision as of 21:26, 20 May 2014

SQLZoo includes tutorials and reference to support people learning SQL.

It is based on MediaWiki and it allows users to change the content. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing_pages shows how to edit pages in "standard" media wiki.

  • Only users with the teacher role can edit pages.
    • Any teachers who can help with fixing errors or creating content are most welcome
    • Send an email (ideally from an educational address) to qa-sqlzoo@gmail.com and tell us your user name - we can add that role so that you can edit.

SQLZoo features:

  • Interactive access to several SQL engines
  • Sample databases
  • Practical exercise
  • Instant feedback on the success of the student's attempts

Contents

[edit] Format

SQLZoo includes a number of extensions to normal Wiki text:

  • class='qu'
    • A div with class qu is interpreted as an interactive question.
    • A div.qu element should include a source.def element
      • This contains the default text that the user sees.
      • Sometime this is a useful hint and is close to the correct answer.
      • It may be empty - but users often click without changing the text before even looking at it
    • A div.qu element may include a source.ans element
      • This contains the correct SQL.
      • This is hidden from the user (but not well hidden)
      • The user's result is compared with the answers result and a score is calculated

Here is an example of a question:

==Warming up==
<div class='qu'>
[[Read the notes about this table.]] Observe the result of running a simple SQL command.
<source lang='sql' class='def'>
SELECT name, region, population FROM bbc
</source>
<source lang='sql' class='ans'>
SELECT name, region, population FROM bbc
</source>
</div>

And here is how that looks when rendered...

[edit] Warming up

Read the notes about this table. Observe the result of running a simple SQL command.

SELECT name, region, population FROM bbc
SELECT name, region, population FROM bbc

[edit] StartAt

You can include a ***startAt*** span at the top of the page. This will ensure that question numbering starts at the specified value.


<span id=startAt class=params>6</span>

[edit] Hints

You can include a hint. The title will be shown, if the user clicks on the text the body will be revealed:

Now the hint has been revealed

<div class='hint' title='Click here to see the hint'>Now the hint has been revealed</div>

[edit] Clear Results


<div class="lsclear">Clear your results</div>

Clear your results
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